Athletic Trainers are healthcare providers who are know for being able to adapt to the situation and handle both emergency situations and post surgical rehabs. We know about Injury Psychology and teach our athletes how to cope with a season or career ending injury. However Christi Keeler has had a long battle with depression since giving birth to her second child. As an Athletic Trainer and a mom she is sharing her story so we can better understand, prepare, and have patience in the event of an athlete, co-worker or even our struggle with depression.
As much as Christi loved the injuries, treatments, rehab, teaching and relationships, she made a decision to leave athletic training for an undetermined amount of time to stay home with her new baby. Listen to her tell us why.