Student-athletes are used to playing their opponents in a game, but there’s a hidden opponent they’re facing, too — the stigmas around addressing mental health. As a former Division I volleyball player for USC, Victoria Garrick knows how important it is to acknowledge the struggles faced by student-athletes, and she’s on a mission to raise awareness for athlete mental health and break down the stigmas that exist in athletic culture. In this episode, Victoria gets personal about her own mental health journey, what she’s doing to amplify the voices of student-athletes, and we dive into the reality of being influencers in a time of filters & curated posts.
Connect with Victoria Garrick!
Raising awareness for student-athlete mental health through her non-profit The Hidden Opponent: https://thehiddenopponent.com
Podcast - Real Pod: https://www.victoriagarrick.com/real-pod-project
TedxUSC Talk “Athletes and Mental Health: The Hidden Opponent”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdk7pLpbIls
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