Three families with one thing in common: they say their daughters, collegiate student-athletes, were suffering in silence before they died by suicide. They say their daughters faced immense pressure to balance it all, something that many student-athletes face, but often don’t express due to the stigma around mental health. All three families are pushing for change and more conversations about mental health on campus. Then, Thomas, a current student-athlete, shares his story of struggling with mental health as a D1 football player. He attempted to take his life but now shares his story as a message to others who may also be suffering alone.

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