Identification and treatment of depression in athletes helps relieve symptoms and decrease the depression.

One in ten Americans experience depression, according to the National Institute of Health.

Genetics and external stresses are common causes of depression.

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Some say it is out of reach, but for me, it is a challenge.

My desire is to one day throw a world record nobody can beat.

Societal projections and expectations make it challenging for athletes to seek mental health help.

According to Russ Johnson (former infielder for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays), physical ailments are tolerated in professional sports, while athletes with depression face stigmatization.

I was once told as a high performance athlete bringing your private problems to work is not an option.

There is no place for mistakes and no place for emotions because as soon as your thoughts and focus drifts, you are no longer devoting 100 per cent to the task.

Depression is a mental health disorder that interferes with the physical and psychological well-being of an individual.

Athletes are at risk for depression--high pressure sporting events, personal and team expectations and individual disposition may increase bouts of depression in susceptible athletes.

Individual and personal sports create a high pressure environment that focuses on winning and achieving progress.