1 in 4 NCAA student athletes is depressed.
No one talks about it.
Every four years the world slows down and all eyes are focused solely on sport. While the rest of the world sees gold medals, we see an opportunity to save lives, to show the world what's happening in sport when the lights aren't shining.
What happens when what you do is who you are? This docuseries will shine a light on the silent epidemic of depression, addiction and suicide in the world of competitive sports.
Identity follows athletes from a variety of sports, at various levels, and a different stages of their careers, globally. We will explore the roots of human athletic identity, the effects of living in an achievement-based culture, the commodification of athletes, the stigma around brain health, and the lack of recognition and support from the world's largest sports governing bodies.