Ep. 84 Emily Potter – “Mental Health Is Just As Important As Physical Health”

Ep. 84 Emily Potter – “Mental Health Is Just As Important As Physical Health”

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In episode 84, of The 9INE POINT Started With A Dream Podcast, Jacolby Gilliam talks with former University of Utah basketball alum, and current professional basketball player, Emily Potter about her journey.

As a youth Emily dream of playing for her home country, Canada representing them on the big stage. That dream led her to the University of Utah and to recently playing overseas in the Czech Republic.

In the midst of the achievements, Emily faced movements that had her questioning if she still loved the game of basketball. Battling injuries and losing a close friend to suicide; Emily Potter started to look into her own mental health. This part of her story led to wanting to make sure others do no feel alone on their journey to know it is okay not to be okay. Reduce the stigma around mental health. To continue her mission she even began a non-profit in remembrance of her friend Sarah called Sarah Strong

Connect with Emily and learn more about Sarah Strong and herself at the following links below.

Emily’s Instagram @empotter10
Emily’s Twitter @empotter10

Sarah Strong

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  1. That’s right Emily, mental health is as important as physical health. I was dealing with depression for long. Was able to contain it with the tight interventions. Found lot of solace in yoga and meditation. I started practicing dance as well which I practice now at home during lockdown days.


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