Welcome to the Mental Healthletes, a place to hear from athletes and coaches on how we can build positive strategies to live with our Depression, Anxiety, and other Mental Illness. I am your host Bill Garrels. I have lived with Depression and Anxiety most of my adult life and created this podcast to support other athletes who are struggling with Mental Illness and help break down that stigma. We will be hearing stories from other athletes on how they could not OUT TRAIN or OUT RACE their Mental Illness and find out where they turned to for support. Learn from Coaches and other professionals about actions you can take to live, train, and race successfully with this wonderful illness. My goal is to provide resources, ideas, and support so you don't have to do it alone. Do you have a personal story that you'd like to share? Do you know of other athletes who are open to talking about their mental health and its relationship to sports? Send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you're struggling right now, reach out to a loved one, training partner, coach, or doctor, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. You are not alone.