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Supporting Athletes’ Mental Health

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Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin.

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.