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Ex-Lady Vol Holdsclaw Discusses Depression Issues

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Tennessee and WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw wants people suffering from depression to realize they're not alone.

Holdsclaw, who led Tennessee to three consecutive national championships from 1996-98, returned to her alma mater Wednesday to discuss her battle with clinical depression, which included a suicide attempt. Holdsclaw was playing for the Los Angeles Sparks in 2006 when she overdosed on medication she was taking for depression.

She discussed these situations in a book, "Breaking Through: Beating The Odds Shot After Shot," that came out earlier this year. Holdsclaw travels the country as an advocate for people with similar issues.

Holdsclaw, the leading women's scorer in Southeastern Conference history, was six-time WNBA All-Star during an 11-year pro career and won a gold medal as part of the 2000 U.S. Olympic team.

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