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Battling With Mental Illnesses as a DI Student-Athlete

By SwimSwam, 11/15/18, 12:00PM CST

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Use your pain as fuel. Having a mental illness is extremely hard, and I want to tell you I feel your pain. 

Your alarm rings at 5:35 AM, and suddenly you feel your whole body tremble, awakened by your alarm.

You feel your body sink into your bed as your mind tells you that you can’t get out of bed. Your body feels numb, and you feel weak, but you know you have a commitment; the sport you love.

Even though it feels as if a monster is taking over your body, deep down inside, you are an athlete and you want to get better. You are destined for greatness, but it is hard to believe it in that very moment.