Watch: A race against suicide: Why this former Olympian is opening up

Three-time World Cup champion Juliana Furtado has a profound reaction to high profile suicides like Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Furtado’s mother would tell her children, “I’m going to kill myself and when I do it will be because you kids make my life miserable.” Her mother eventually took her own life, and left the former Olympian and World Champion with a lifetime struggle and she sought treatment for her own mental health and questioned whether she wanted to live anymore. Eventually, she found help and is now sharing her story for the first time.

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