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Motivational Mondays: Conversations with Leaders

Aug 9, 2021

This conversation was recorded just days before Raven Saunders left to compete in the 2020 Olympics, where she earned a silver medal. She used the global platform to take a stand advocating for those who are oppressed.

Just days after winning the silver, Raven lost her loving mother. The National Society of Leadership and Success sends their deepest condolences to Raven and her family as they grieve.

After competing in the 2016 Olympics at the young age of 19, Raven Saunders came back home and fell deep into a depression stemming from unresolved childhood trauma. It wasn’t until she saw a therapist at the University of Mississippi that she had a label for what she was going through.

Since then, Raven has taken it upon herself to speak out for athletes struggling with their mental health. It’s her mission to shed light on the common problem and encourage other athletes to have the courage to seek help. 


>>> Gatorade Presents: UNSTOPPABLE feat. Trayvon Bromell & Raven Saunders (

>>> PBS Voices: An Olympic Athlete Takes on Depression (Feat. Raven Saunders) (

>>> Follow Raven Saunders on Twitter ( and Instagram (



Listen to the bonus episode to learn when Raven discovered she was stronger than many other girls and boys, and how her Olympic experience in 2021 differed from her first ‘Games’ in 2016. (