In this video, Courtney shares her personal story. Courtney grew up surrounded by substance abuse and addiction. In high school, she was removed from her home and placed into a dysfunctional foster care home, moving from an urban area to a rural county. After four years in foster care, Courtney had changed drastically — the outgoing student-athlete had withdrawn from the world. She describes how she felt she had lost herself and didn't know how to find her way back; she even considered suicide. But she finally did reach out for help, and through counseling and medication, is about to graduate from Kentucky State University with a degree in social work. She shares the strategies she still uses to keep a positive outlook.