Kelly Catlin R.I.P

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Kelly Catlin R.I.P

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 11 Mar 2019, 10:41am

Hi,
Does make you wonder how someone who is altogether would fall through the cracks.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/47518643
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Re: Kelly Catlin R.I.P

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 11 Mar 2019, 11:46am

Hi,
Posted on my mobile so did not notice the miss spelling name :oops:
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Re: Kelly Catlin R.I.P

Postby kylecycler » 11 Mar 2019, 11:55am

Awful sad story. Here's her obituary in the Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2 ... 76daa1283f

And this is from Kelly's last blog post in Velo News:
“This is probably the point when you’ll expect me to say something cliche like, ‘Time management is everything.’ Or perhaps you’re expecting a nice, encouraging slogan like, ‘Being a student only makes me a better athlete!’ After all, I somehow make everything work, right? Sure. Yeah, that’s somewhat accurate. But the truth is that most of the time, I don’t make everything work. It’s like juggling with knives, but I really am dropping a lot of them. It’s just that most of them hit the floor and not me.”

https://www.velonews.com/2019/02/rider- ... ing_483774
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Postby fausto copy » 11 Mar 2019, 4:34pm

This is always a shock when someone so young appears to be on top of their game and ends up like this.
Sad indeed and so sorry for those around her.

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Re: Kelly Catlin R.I.P

Postby landsurfer » 11 Mar 2019, 4:59pm

My heart goes out to her family and friends, what an awful thing to do to those that love you .... :(

Such talent, such a waste. :(
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Re: Kelly Catlin R.I.P

Postby reohn2 » 11 Mar 2019, 6:25pm

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Re: Kelly Catlin R.I.P

Postby Cunobelin » 11 Mar 2019, 6:46pm

Can we take a step back?

This young lady had suffered a head injury

There is evidence that such an injury could be a contributory factor with depression, memory loss, and depression being key factors.

Before we all make assumptions, let's consider some of the factors that may have contributed.

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Re: Kelly Catlin R.I.P

Postby reohn2 » 11 Mar 2019, 6:58pm

Cunobelin wrote:Can we take a step back?

This young lady had suffered a head injury

There is evidence that such an injury could be a contributory factor with depression, memory loss, and depression being key factors.

Before we all make assumptions, let's consider some of the factors that may have contributed.


Sorry I was unaware of her head injury,I've withdrawn my post in light of that.
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Re: Kelly Catlin R.I.P

Postby Cunobelin » 11 Mar 2019, 7:07pm

reohn2 wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:Can we take a step back?

This young lady had suffered a head injury

There is evidence that such an injury could be a contributory factor with depression, memory loss, and depression being key factors.

Before we all make assumptions, let's consider some of the factors that may have contributed.


Sorry I was unaware of her head injury,I've withdrawn my post in light of that.


It was not meant as a response to your post, but as a wider comment

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Re: Kelly Catlin R.I.P

Postby reohn2 » 11 Mar 2019, 7:42pm

Yep, I understood that but I didn't want to leave post there until I'd gathered all the facts of the case.
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Re: Kelly Catlin R.I.P

Postby PH » 11 Mar 2019, 7:57pm

How sad, though I didn't know of her.
It's a reminder that depression doesn't respect talent, ability, intelligence, or anything else.

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Re: Kelly Catlin R.I.P

Postby kylecycler » 11 Mar 2019, 8:01pm

Maybe I shouldn't even have posted the quote from the girl's last blog post, although it was quoted in the obituary. It's hard to try to understand and still be sympathetic without being insensitive.

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Re: Kelly Catlin R.I.P

Postby reohn2 » 11 Mar 2019, 9:29pm

PH wrote:........ It's a reminder that depression doesn't respect talent, ability, intelligence, or anything else.


Quite right!
And you never know when and how it'll strike,it's devastating when it does.
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Re: Kelly Catlin R.I.P

Postby Cunobelin » 12 Mar 2019, 12:07pm

I think that what is relevant here is that no matter what the reasons, the pressures and the "final straw" there were organisations involved that could and should have spotted the "danger signs" and done something.


If nothing else comes out of his tragedy, let us look at how we can prevent it from happening again

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Re: Kelly Catlin R.I.P

Postby Bonefishblues » 12 Mar 2019, 12:30pm

Cunobelin wrote:I think that what is relevant here is that no matter what the reasons, the pressures and the "final straw" there were organisations involved that could and should have spotted the "danger signs" and done something.


If nothing else comes out of his tragedy, let us look at how we can prevent it from happening again

I read that the danger signs were very much there, and recognised, indeed she had previously attempted suicide in January. Only increases the tragedy. I had no idea that concussion could set depression in train, as it seems to have done in this case.