Stacey Ervin on handling grief & depression

“You don’t have to be sick in order to get better.”

That’s the message that Stacey Ervin, former University of Michigan gymnast, is sending to student athletes. It’s a mantra that helped him to become an All-American and National Champion, all while dealing with the death of his mother and the other demands associated with being a Division I student athlete.

He is sharing his story in the latest video in the Athletes Connected series with the hope that it will help at least one other person who has dealt with a personal struggle, overcome their trials and reach their goals.

Compared to their collegiate peers, student athletes are less likely to seek out mental health services due to a variety of factors, including performance pressures and a culture that promotes not being perceived as weak. Athletes Connected is working to change that. …

Former U-M Gymnast Encourages Fellow Athletes to Seek Help in New Athletes Connected Video

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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