Supporting Athletes’ Mental Health

January 10, 2022
Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin.Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin.Courtesy of TTW Publicity Images
Colorado Olympian Missy Franklin recently opened up about crippling depression and how it affected her as she prepared for the Olympic trials for the 2016 games.

Colorado Olympic gold medal swimmer Missy Franklin recently spoke at the University of Colorado's Depression Center about her fight to overcome depression and to find balance in her life in the face of the intense pressure of elite sports. The center has a unique collaboration with CU athletics to train coaches to support athletes' mental health. Rick George is CU's athletic director. Matthew Mishkind is the center's deputy director of operations for military and veteran programs.