College athletes push mental health to the forefront


              FILE - Stanford goalkeeper Katie Meyer (19) acknowledges the crowd after the team's 4-1 win over UCLA in a semifinal of the NCAA Division I women's soccer tournament in San Jose, Calif., on Dec. 6, 2019. Five college athletes, including Meyer, took their own lives in the spring, sparking concerns that schools were not doing enough for some of their higher-profile students. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group via AP, File)
            
              Cailin Bracken plays lacrosse with the Vanderbilt team on March 16, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. When she became overwhelmed by college life, especially when she had to isolate upon testing positive for COVID-19 after just a few days on campus, she decided to leave the team. Bracken wrote an open letter to college sports, calling on coaches and administrators to become more cognizant of the challenges athletes face in navigating not only their competitive side, but also their social and academic responsibilities. (Josh Rehders/Vanderbilt University via AP)https://epix.ap.org/#
            
              Vanderbilt lacrosse player Cailin Bracken walks onto the field March 16, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. When she became overwhelmed by college life, especially when she had to isolate upon testing positive for COVID-19 after just a few days on campus, she decided to leave the team. Bracken wrote an open letter to college sports, calling on coaches and administrators to become more cognizant of the challenges athletes face in navigating not only their competitive side, but also their social and academic responsibilities. (Josh Rehders/Vanderbilt University via AP)
            
              Vanderbilt lacrosse player Cailin Bracken poses for a photograph Dec. 3, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. When she became overwhelmed by college life, especially when she had to isolate upon testing positive for COVID-19 after just a few days on campus, she decided to leave the team. Bracken wrote an open letter to college sports, calling on coaches and administrators to become more cognizant of the challenges athletes face in navigating not only their competitive side, but also their social and academic responsibilities. (Vanderbilt University via AP)
            
              FILE - James Madison catcher Lauren Bernett throws during an NCAA college softball game on May 28, 2021, in Columbia, Mo. Five college athletes, including Meyer, took their own lives in the spring, sparking concerns that schools were not doing enough for some of their higher-profile students. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)
College athletes push mental health to the forefront