I came across this article in the New York Times about the Olympic Cyclist Kelly Catlin. I am warning you now that it is heart breaking, but a great read. Reading it through a therapists lense I can play Monday morning quarterback all day, however I can easily see how cases like this are often missed. Kelly Catlin needed help, but her perception of asking for help was that it was a sign of weakness and it cost her a life full of potential and caused immeasureable amounts of pain to those who loved her.
Please give this article a read and let me know if you can spot any warning signs. What do you think were contributing factors? What could have been done differently?