But there is another side of this sports story, beyond the one with points and dunks: Chamique’s lifelong fight against depression and bipolar disorder and her ability to rebound, as well as she was doing on the basketball court, giving her life meaning and purpose and building a successful career in sports. Chamique Holdsclaw is now a mental health advocate and the subject of a documentary film “Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw.” It tells the story of a WNBA All-Star’s experience with mental illness. Chamique’s journey reflects the challenges faced by millions of people and families dealing with similar issues. It helps us all understand, through the experience of a major sports influencer, the importance of identifying challenges, seeking help, and being open with others to achieve healthy and fulfilling lives. "When I was the best, I didn't want to be," Chamique confesses, "I didn't know who I was then. I do now".
This webinar is part of World Learning’s International Sports Programming Initiative for Middle East, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa Program (ISPI) —Virtual Together program, a series of virtual events, launched in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. ISPI is a program of U.S. Department of State's Sports Diplomacy division. The series aims to engage the sports community globally, to creatively problem solve, share digital tools and work together, follow health guidance, and continue to promote active, healthy lifestylesv both physically and mentally throughout this crisis. Additional modules related to these objectives are being
developed and will be announced.
The webinar is produced by Digital Communication Network, a diverse professional coalition in the digital space.
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