Athletes That Speak About Mental Health

Sports carry high pressue and many athletes struggle to deal with the spotlight and expectations. There are several current and former sports stars who have spoken up about mental health in recent years. They use their spotlight to bring awareness to something that many Americans deal with. This has made in-demand speakers for a number of health conferences, seminars, hospital events and more. 

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Allison Schmitt has been a mainstay on the international swimming circuit.  She competed at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics.  Schmitt has racked up a total of eight Olympic medals.  In her 2008 debut...

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Brandon Marshall is retired NFL receiver who played for seven different franchises. Before the NFL, Marshall played collegiately at UCF, becoming one of their top receivers in school history. In four ...

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Chamique Holdsclaw is a former professional small forward for the WNBA. Holdsclaw began playing basketball at a young age. She attended Christ The King Regional High School where she played basketball...

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Clint Malarchuk spent over a decade in the NHL as a goaltender, suiting up for the Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals and Buffalo Sabres. Malarchuk originally made his debut in 1981. He is best kno...

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Dorothy Hamill is a beloved American Olympian. Her gold medal figure skating performance in 1976 has led to a life of influence.  From 1974-1976, Hamill was the U.S. champion.  She won World Champions...

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Ian Thorpe dominated in the pool during his illustrious international swimming career. Thorpe won five Olympic gold medals in swimming, more than any Australian ever. He took home a total of five meda...

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Michael Phelps sits at the top of the list when it comes to Olympic legends. Phelps won a record 28 Olympic medals during his competitive swimming career. He also holds records for gold medals, indivi...

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Suzy Favor Hamilton is an accomplished three-time Olympian in track and field. She participated in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Games. Favor Hamilton was a star early in her career, winning three national...

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Bradshaw is one of the NFL's most decorated quarterbacks.  During his 13 year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers he led the team to four Super Bowl Championships, was named the Super Bowl MVP twice,...

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Theo Fleury is a former NHL hockey player, playing for four teams over his 14 year career. Originally told he was too small to play professional hockey, Fleury would go on to have an astound...