Sarah Fuller: Soccer kicker’s psychological well being wrestle, advocacy

Sarah Fuller had no concrete plan to die. However that didn’t cease her from occupied with the likelihood usually.

This spring, amid a spate of Division I faculty athlete suicides, the previous Vanderbilt soccer goalkeeper and soccer kicker says she very simply may’ve been amongst them. Specifically, the March dying of Katie Meyer, a fellow goalkeeper who starred for Stanford, scared her into getting assist. O.Ok., she thought, I want to vary one thing about my psychological well being.

Again on Lexapro and after roughly half a semester this spring off from soccer, which Fuller remains to be taking part in whereas in grad faculty at North Texas, she’s feeling higher this summer season. Significantly better. She’s not wishing that she’d tear her ACL and get to overlook follow—or worse.

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