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Discussion Guide for Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw


Movie Synopsis

From the rough-edged courts of New York City to her role as a three-time NCAA Champion under the late legendary Coach Pat Summitt at the University of Tennessee and onward as a top draft pick in the WNBA, Chamique Holdsclaw had it all. Then, her long-suppressed battle with mental disorders emerged to derail her career and threaten her life.

Mind/Game, Directed and Produced by Rick Goldsmith, intimately chronicles Holdsclaw’s athletic accomplishments and personal setbacks, and her decision, despite public stigma, to become an outspoken mental health advocate. The film, narrated by Glenn Close, tells a powerful story of courage, struggle, and redemption. 

Discussion Questions

  1. What is mental illness?
  2. How does someone's mental illness impact those closest to them?
  3. What can you do to help?

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