ASU HPPE Department will show film, Mind Games, on March 16


dvd cover for Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw

The Adams State University Human Performance and Physical Education Department (HPPE) will host a free showing of the film, Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in McDaniel Hall room 101. Following the film will be a question and answer session with Adams State Counseling Center staff and Brian Zuleger, assistant professor of sport psychology. The event is free and open to the public.

Holdsclaw, a former professional basketball player in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), was hailed as the "female Michael Jordan," impressing crowds with her artistry, athleticism and drive. A three-time NCAA champ and Number One draft pick in the WNBA, Holdsclaw seemed destined for a spectacular professional career—until her long-suppressed battle with mental disorders emerged to derail her career and threaten her life.

Mind/Game intimately chronicles Holdsclaw's athletic accomplishments and personal setbacks, and her decision, despite public stigma, to become an outspoken mental health advocate. Still, she would face dramatic, unexpected challenges to her own recovery. The film, narrated by Glenn Close, tells a powerful story of courage, struggle, and redemption.

Produced and directed by documentary filmmaker Rick Goldsmith, a two-time Academy Award nominee and Peabody Award winner, Mind/Game is a 57-minute documentary film geared towards psychology, counseling, sports psychology, athletic departments, women's studies, African-American Studies, LGBT studies, disabilities, suicide prevention and related classes.

Mind/Game is the recipient of the prestigious VOICE award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It won "Best Documentary" awards at both the Nashville and Knoxville Film Festivals. It recently screened at the national Suicidology (AAS) conference in Atlanta, and the 7th annual "Suicide and the Black Church" conference in Memphis.

For more information, contact Zuleger at 719-587-7404 or