From USA Today Sports and the by line of Rachel Axon,
COLUMBIA, S.C. — For years, basketball was an escape for Chamique Holdsclaw.
The more time she spent on the court working toward her goals of being a top WNBA draft pick and being the first woman to have major endorsement deals meant less time to focus on the mental health issues that she’d dealt with throughout her life.
Years after her retirement, Holdsclaw finds the game that gave her an escape has given her a platform.
Since the 2015 release of the documentary Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw directed by Rick Goldsmith, the six-time WNBA all-star has been sharing her story of confronting mental illness.
Today, I talk to her about about her passion in the space of mental illness and the people she has since helped.
John Register, Paralympic Long Jump Silver Medalist | Inspirational Catalyst | Change Management Speaker | Author | Long Jump Record Holder | Gulf War Vet | Disability Rights Advocate | and 2 x TEDx Speaker. He shows business leaders how to hurdle adversity and create the new normal to increase bottom line performance.
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