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By SHANNEN TALBOT
Staff Reporter 

Keeping watch on student athletes' mental health

Crunch Time

 

March 14, 2019



Last week, the family of U.S. women’s pursuit team cyclist and 2016 Olympic Games silver medalist Kelly Catlin announced that she had passed away at age 23. The cause of death?

Suicide.

Unfortunately, Catlin’s situation is not unique. British snowboarder Ellie Soutter committed suicide last year, while a 16-year-old competitive athlete at Newport Harbor High School in California killed himself in February 2018. Earlier this year, a former Washington and Lee University student athlete sued the university and one of its counselors for medical malpractice and negligence concerning events...



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