Hear what Fresno State Student Athletes are Saying

Seeking help is a stepping stone to feeling better. I was nervous about it at the beginning, but once that passed, relief and tranquility began to set in. I can easily say that seeking out help was a great decision. It lets you know that you are not alone in your struggles.

Madelynn Garcia Women's Water Polo

I was fine for a long time in my life, until I wasn’t. I really struggled asking my family/friends for help, but once I finally said the words out loud, I felt as though a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. In high school, if someone was going through therapy or getting help for their mental illness, no one talked about it, and it was kept very secret. I’ve now found that in college, people aren’t as afraid to stand up and admit they’ve needed help. It’s made it easier for me to talk to my coaches, athletic trainers, and even my friends and teammates about it. It gives you a much larger support system, so if you feel yourself slipping, you have so many people to reach out to. Asking for help isn’t anything to be ashamed of, it’s something to be proud of. Be proud of the fact that you had the courage to get the help you need.

Hannah Duggins Women's Water Polo

It's okay to ask for help

Devynn Stein Women's Water Polo