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Episode 5: Mental Health Makes You Human (Morgan’s Brave)

16-year-old hockey star Morgan Urso has a message for young athletes: Talking about mental health doesn’t make you less tough, it just makes you human. Hear Morgan’s story of being ostracized from her hockey team when she opened up about her mental health struggles to her coach, an experience that turned her into an activist for mental health awareness in the world of competitive sports.

If you’re struggling or considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). If you are in a crisis situation, please text STORY to 741741 to be connected with a crisis counselor at Crisis Text Line.

Season 1 of Our Turn to Talk is produced by Principle Pictures in partnership with This Is My Brave, Inc.. The podcast includes content from the WETA Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project. This season is made possible by generous donations from The Hershey Company, Janssen, Rose-Marie van Otterloo, The Risa Fund, and a dedicated anonymous donor.

Special thanks to our clinical advisors Kyaien O. Conner, PhD, LSW, MPH and Tammy George, MSW, LCSW. Theme music by Merel & Tony. Additional music by Anthony Barilla.


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