PHOENIX — Jonathan Meldrum, a former offensive lineman at Syracuse, struggled through his sophomore year in college.

“I didn’t want to wake up, I didn’t want to get out of bed and I felt physically ill every single day.”

After battling depression in high school, he took antidepressants, saw counselors and therapists and eventually managed his highs and lows with coping skills he had learned.

Meldrum’s battle is not an isolated incident. Depression and anxiety affect athletes across the country, including former Arizona swimmer Justine Schluntz, who first shared her story of…. [Read Full Feature Here]

*Article originally published on August 4, 2017 on Cronkite News by Kelly Broderick