Chamique Holdsclaw Documentary Offers a Revealing Look at Mental Illness

Chamique Holdsclaw was known as one of the greatest women’s basketball players in the world at the height of her career and is now the focus of a documentary debuting May 3 on LOGO called MIND/GAME: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw.

 

On the festival circuit, the film, which offers a revealing look at the stigmas associated with mental illness, was awarded “Best Documentary” from DC Independent Film Festival, Out on Film Festival, Gold Coast International Film Festival and both the audience and jury “Best Documentary” awards from Knoxville Film Festival.  It also received the “Voice Award” from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, among other awards.

 

Using her story, Holdsclaw can discuss why athletes fear admitting they have mental health issues and what they can do to seek help. There is a spotlight on the topic of brain injury and mental illness in America because of recent high-profile stories in the media. Holdsclaw can discuss her own personal experiences and how she’s working with important figures like former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher to bring light to this issue and inspire others to get help.

 

MIND/GAME is an intimate and thoughtful portrait of an exceptional woman and athlete who is battling an issue that affects 1 in 5 adults in America.*

 

 

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