Jayne Appel's fight for the mentally ill

Originally Published: May 5, 2011
By Jayne Appel

Pro athletes are in the limelight -- sometimes in a positive way, sometimes negative -- and they have the opportunity to use this attention to make a difference for a good cause. For me, I've tried to use basketball as a means to help people understand more about mental illness and the stigma surrounding it.

Don't get me wrong, I'm always focusing on my sport and competing to get better at it every day, but it's important to me to also think of those who are in need. I grew up with a ...

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