Beyond The Game Episode 5: Ayna Battaglino talks Mental Health Awareness

Anya Battaglino is a professional hockey player with the Connecticut Whale of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL). Battaglino will return for a third season with the Whale as a roster player.

Recently, she opened up via Twitter about her mental health struggles in high school. Anya joins the show to discuss her personal journey, and why she now advocates for more conversation about mental health awareness.


Before we let Anya go, she also gives her thoughts on catfish tosses and the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals. Check out more on Anya and the Whale from Double G sportswriter Chip Gianni.


Show Notes:

For more information on DIFD (Do It For Daron) visit 

Imani Boyette on mental health for The Undefeated

Music Credit:  “Roy” by JBlanked off the Horizon album

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