Christensen overcomes rocky battle with mental health

Christensen overcomes rocky battle with mental health

.....“I just hated the game and then went throughout my senior year. I struggled mentally and I kind of kept it quiet until late September,” Christensen said about playing basketball. “I tried to be as happy as I (could be) around my brothers, because I didn’t want them to see me as weak. I didn’t want to bring them down or think that they did anything wrong, so I kept grinding and dealt with that on my own. I don’t know how I got through it, but I’m thankful that I did.”.....

.....“I knew that something wasn’t right in the head,” Christensen said. “I had some pretty bad suicidal thoughts, that I would think about every night and couldn’t sleep. The first week of September (2020), I would think about suicide. I couldn’t sleep so I would be just staring at the wall. I would notice myself getting super tired in practice. That’s when I kind of knew something was wrong.”.....


Bethany`s Notes: A personal story about the challenges one student athlete faced and how they reached out for help.

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