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.
Every day is a battle A battle unseen by most An internal war A fight to grasp reality This is my unspoken truth The life I’ve been living inside my head The side I try to hide away What’s beneath the smile that hides the pain I’m obsessed with what people think of me … Continue reading My Unspoken Truth
While it seems delayed, I am finally ready to have this conversation full-heartedly. I can so easily tell you that it’s going to be hard. Still, it’ll be worth it, and ultimately that is what I’m going to say to you. Again, I believe that so many people who try to give advice brush over how much college turns your entire life upside down.
Don’t tear your athletes down and say it’s to make them mentally tough. The world is going to do enough tearing them down, be the one who can pick them and teach them to fight back. Choose to build your athlete up, don’t abuse your privilege to make a difference in a kid’s life.
You can be the catalyst to a stigma-free environment by following these steps and encouraging others to follow in your footsteps. The only way we can achieve this is by talking about mental health and making our conversation heard.... We can’t change the world overnight but if we stick to this fight we can create a stigma-free environment for everyone.
This toxic environment can leave some athletes feeling weak, defeated, and hopeless. It’s difficult to imagine an athlete to struggle with their mental health because they are trained to not show weakness and just shake it off. Unfortunately, you can’t just shake off mental illness and this leaves many athletes to suffer in silence.
How can one little light shine through the entire world? Think about the sun, we look up and it doesn’t look that big, it looks like just a little light, yet it is providing light to the entire hemisphere all at once. As we go deeper in the atmosphere we discover the burning rays that … Continue reading Find Your Passion, Find Your Purpose