I did everything right and followed all the rules. I’ve always been a goody-two-shoe and committed myself to excel in school. I’ve always been mature and independent, I knew from a very young age that I was in control of my future.
I struggle with depression. Whether I'm on top of the world or can't get myself out of bed, it'll always be a part of my life. Depression can come in waves; sometimes, it's a tsunami that overtakes my entire life, sometimes it's a little wave that sneaks its way into my thoughts.
It’s me... I’m the “happiest person”
Join the conversation with Hailey Nicole, a mental health advocate blogger. The current college athlete is joined by fellow athletes to share their mental health journies. Listen to hear the story of each featured current/former college athlete from all divisions and sports, and find empowerment to rethink suffering in silence.
When an athlete starts getting burned out, it’s time to take a step back. The athlete needs time to reevaluate their motives and find their love for the game again.
I swore to myself that I’d never let myself get as low as I once went, and I wasn’t allowing myself brake that promise.
It was a lesson learned that God does not cause pain, nor does he prevent it. However, God uses that hurt to enter into our soul to heal, and by letting him in, even though we feel betrayed, our faith is strengthened.