Makenzie Mason, a 19-year-old student athlete at the University of Florida, recently shared her battle with depression and anxiety in an article in ESPN The Magazine.
“I know firsthand that depression is a deadly illness that most people can’t see,” says UF lacrosse player Makenzie Mason. “That’s why I decided to speak up on the issue from the perspective of someone actually going through it.”
“In addition to neurofeedback, I was introduced to Alpha-Stim, an electrotherapy device that has been used to treat depression, anxiety and even PTSD. The Alpha-Stim sends alpha waves through my brain which allows my brain to calm itself when I am crippled with anxiety or too depressed. These treatments, in addition to regular appointments with a counselor, have been very helpful. I’ve seen results I never thought possible. I feel like I am getting a second chance at life and my life is becoming my own again,” says Mason.
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