Maddy Banic, a University of Tennessee swimmer, opens up about her mental health struggles in relation to swimming after her Freshman year of college. This story captures her journey from deep depression into full recovery. Photo by Marc-Antoine Roy on Unsplash
University of Michigan women's track and field student-athlete Jaimie Phelan shares how mindful self-compassion guides her through difficult times as a student-athlete. This allows her to be comforted with self-kindness, much like how she would want to care for a friend or fellow teammate who is struggling. Photo by billy lee on Unsplash
Former Michigan football student-athlete Will Heininger shares his story of overcoming depression and self-doubt while playing for the Wolverines. As a 19-year-old Ann Arbor native, he achieved his dream of playing for the Wolverines, yet hated his life.