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Pitt Signee Carlton Carrington Partners with Mental Health Organization ‘Breaking Chains’



Future Pitt guard Carlton Carrington has partnered with Baltimore-based mental and behavioral health agency Breaking Chains, he told Pittsburgh Sports Now.

“I was compelled to partner with Breaking Chains because Breaking Chains’ goals align with mine, just on a broader scale,” Carrington told PSN. “I wanted to bring awareness to mental health and let people know, especially young people, that it is okay to be open about not being okay. I feel as though too many young athletes like myself try to put on a persona that we can’t be vulnerable or weak. But it’s a part of our journey to take care of ourselves, not just physically but mentally as well.”

Carrington, a senior at Saint Frances Academy in Baltimore, has grown up in the city and will take his talents to Pittsburgh next fall as a freshman. The 6-foot-4 guard is ranked as a top-100 prospect in the country and is on a tear on the court. However, he is not only making a difference in his community on the court, but also off the court with Breaking Chains.

“I feel as though my own mental health plays a huge role in my basketball journey,” Carrington said. “In my opinion, being in the right head space is the perfect preparation for playing at my best. I feel as though sometimes it can be hard being a young athlete, especially in a competitive city like Baltimore. I feel as though it’s important to block out the noise and steady your mind.”

Carrington also included that if Pitt fans would like to support Breaking Chains and find out more information, that they should message him at NoIGBub on Instagram.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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