World Mental Health Day in October helps to raise awareness of mental health issues and combat the stigma that surrounds them. It also brings awareness to what's being done around the world to improve knowledge and drive actions that promote and protect everyone's mental health. But, how well are we doing in the U.S. to support mental well-being and extend support to those seeking help?
It was 1996 and Katie Teft-Minasola was an alternate for the US Women's gymnastic team at the US trials. As an elite athlete, she has put in many long hours training. She has a complete understanding of the pressure that athletes go through.