May 25, 2022
Like so many high school athletes, Cailin Bracken only focused on her physical health not mental health. Like so many D1 athletes, she was unprepared for the pressure that would impact her performance. However, she broke the norm when she decided to take time away to prioritize herself, her mindset and mental health. By choosing herself she was able to choose to return to lacrosse as a better player, teammate and most importantly…a better person. She also created a platform to advocate for the responsibility and privilege of “adults” to become “mentally tougher” by having more open discussions and creating a safer/more supportive environment.