Good for them. This is an important message for everyone, but to see college athletes, especially college athletes in the Pacific Northwest after the apparent suicide of a football player at Washington State, speaking out, can only help.
Oregon State athletes are leading a campaign to propel mental health awareness in college athletics into a national discussion.
Titled #DamWorthIt, the purpose of the initiative is to boost sensibilities of mental health in sports and remove the stereotype that athletes are invincible. The campaign is being pioneered by former Oregon State gymnast Taylor Ricci and current men’s soccer team member Nathan Braaten.