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  • RIP Wisconsin student-athlete Sarah Shulze, 21

    Sarah Shulze, a college athlete at the University of Wisconsin, died by suicide on Wednesday, April 13, according to a family statement. The family also acknowledged that the 21-year-old runner's death came after a long battle with mental health issues.

    https://meaww.com/sarah-shulze-famil...k-her-own-life

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    Gutted. I can't stand seeing this. Parent's worse nightmare. May she find rest now.
    You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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    • #3
      Balancing athletics, academics and the demands of every day life overwhelmed her in a single, desperate moment.
      That's such a scary epitaph . . . thinking of how many people I know with similar burdens . . . perhaps one bout of depression away from the same thoughts . . .

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      • #4
        It also shows that we can never know precisely what is going on in someone's mind. My heart breaks for anyone who feels so despondent that they see no other alternative.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Atticus View Post

          Balancing athletics, academics and the demands of every day life overwhelmed her in a single, desperate moment.
          Wake Forest 800 runner, Aleeya Hutchins, who ran indoor nationals in 2021, just announced today that due to too many student athletes recently committing suicide that she was quitting college track before her own mental health struggles got any worse.

          I don't think she will be the last one to quit this year for that reason.

          Pushing yourself beyond your mental health limits just to try to get 1 or 2 points for your team at the conference meet isn't worth losing your mind over.

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          • #6
            Lauren Bernett, not T&F, but a James Madison University softball player, died a few days ago and the death was also just ruled a suicide. Don't remember ever hearing so much about this in young athletes.

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            • #7
              ‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens
              Depression, self-harm and suicide are rising among American adolescents. For one 13-year-old, the despair was almost too much to take.
              https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/23/h...sis-teens.html

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RunningInCircles View Post

                Wake Forest 800 runner, Aleeya Hutchins, who ran indoor nationals in 2021, just announced today that due to too many student athletes recently committing suicide that she was quitting college track before her own mental health struggles got any worse.

                I don't think she will be the last one to quit this year for that reason.

                Pushing yourself beyond your mental health limits just to try to get 1 or 2 points for your team at the conference meet isn't worth losing your mind over.
                Curious where you found the Aleeya Hutchins announcement.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by moreover View Post

                  Curious where you found the Aleeya Hutchins announcement.
                  https://www.instagram.com/p/Cc6Gt_BJCql/

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                  • #10
                    Her message, and the beautiful replies she received, made me cry!!
                    I wish her well, and everyone else who feels the same, and does the same!

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                    • #11
                      Student-athletes' deaths show NCAA must address mental health (yahoo.com)

                      Five NCAA student-athletes in less than two months have died by suicide.

                      Five young people who couldn't hold on one more day.

                      Five families grieving.

                      Five teams coping.

                      We have to talk about it.

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                      • #12
                        Don't know if Sarah Schulze's story will be covered here, but later today (4 p.m. Pacific time), NBC has a documentary called "I'm Fine, Not Really", about the pressures and expectations put on student athletes leading to mental health issues!
                        Sounds very interesting, and certainly very topical!!

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                        • #13
                          Sadly, another chapter in this story... https://www.espn.com/college-sports/...lauren-bernett

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                          • #14
                            Announcement from Elise Cranny:

                            "Five NCAA student-athletes have died by suicide in the last two months alone. Five lives lost too soon.

                            Between now and the USA Track and Field 10k Championships on May 27th, I will be working to raise $10k for @thehiddenopponent in the fight for mental health and suicide prevention among student-athletes."

                            The GoFundMe has raised over $3,000 so far.
                            https://www.gofundme.com/f/fundraise...idden-opponent

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RunningInCircles View Post
                              Announcement from Elise Cranny:

                              "Five NCAA student-athletes have died by suicide in the last two months alone. Five lives lost too soon.

                              Between now and the USA Track and Field 10k Championships on May 27th, I will be working to raise $10k for @thehiddenopponent in the fight for mental health and suicide prevention among student-athletes."

                              The GoFundMe has raised over $3,000 so far.
                              https://www.gofundme.com/f/fundraise...idden-opponent
                              Good for her

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