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In our entry, we showcase the story of a high school water polo coach and her journey with mental health. Coach Veronica reveals her past struggles in battling her mental health issues with depression and ADHD and how water polo became a sanctuary for her. The tight-knit community of teammates helped support Coach Veronica through her struggles, and as she soon realized the impact that an uplifting community has on an athlete's mental health, she became empowered to create a supportive environment for the next generation of water-polo athletes. The central message of this piece relates back to the required content submission criteria because Veronica has not only powered through her own struggles, but has taken her experiences and learned values to create an environment that is supportive for others as well.