Chamique Holdsclaw emerged from the stark solitude of depression

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Teasley left school for year and worked two jobs before returning to UNC and finishing her college career being named first team All-ACC. Selected fifth overall by the Portland Fire in 2002, Teasley was a two-time All-Star in eight WNBA seasons.

Like Holdsclaw, Teasley is former athlete who feels no stigma in talking about her depression, and hopes her story will help others.

“It’s part of who I am,” Teasley said.

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