Leslie speaks to local students, athletes, parents, and administrators in Versailles, Indiana about the importance of mental wellness.
Hushed No More tackles the tragedy of committed athletes who self-destruct when their ambitions are not fulfilled or they age out of professional competition. With loss of purpose comes depression and anxiety. Substance abuse, financial mismanagement, sexual promiscuity, toxic relationships and other misbehavior often follow. Through mentorship and education, Hushed No More is here to help.
We can no longer remain quiet about our sports mental health crisis, nor turn a blind eye or a deaf ear. We can no longer stay hushed. We must unite together under one mission, our mission of athletes becoming - Hushed No More.
Hushed No More is an organization that is dedicated to furthering mental health awareness within middle school, high school, college and professional athletic communities. We support active and retired athletes with their mental health needs through education and mentorship.
Playing professionally for the WNBA, and internationally for Greece, Turkey, Israel,
South Korea, Portugal, and Spain, I prided myself on being successful and bringing notoriety to the teams that I played for, making both my home city of Fort Wayne, IN and my family proud.
When my career ended, I fell into depression, feeling deep sadness that I still had not achieved all of the many goals that I had unrealistically set for myself. The deep disappointment manifested as extreme weight gain, alcohol abuse, self-isolation, self-sabotage and depression.
I overcame these struggles, and this propelled me into my present purpose, where now I actively seek to help other athletes overcome the trauma of their sports career disappointments. I have spoken at local, national, and international venues and sports camps.
President/CEO, Mental Health Consultant, Mentor, Speaker, HNM Workbook Co-Author, Leslie Johnson,
Vice President, Alice Hoenigman,
HNM Spokesperson/Mgr. Michael Anderson,
Content Producer, Consultant, HNM Workbook Co-Author, Karen Minott
HNM Media/Social Media Executive & Product Designer
Ferguson Mayfield, 260-239-537
HNM Brand Representative-CSA
Chauntiel Smith-Jones 260-579-2119
"Where the conversation about trauma, faith, hope, and mental wellness within sports -collide."
The Hushed No More Podcast - with host, Leslie Johnson, features
some of the world's greatest athletes, past and present - having heartfelt, candid conversation about their difficulties, challenges, struggles, triumphs and experiences during and after sports.
The Hushed No More Podcast's next featued guest will be Baltimore native, former Harlem Globetrotter, Entrepreneur, Chairman Of The Board Of The National Basketball Retired Players Association, awesome father, and nationally well respected man of integrity, Mr. Charles "Choo" Smith.
Hushed No More is developing a self-study mental health workbook series for the athletic community. The first in the series, Hushed No More: The Mental Trauma of the Sports Athlete Released, publication date of June 2023, will be authored by WNBA player/author Leslie Johnson with co-author, independent scholar, writer, and Harvard graduate, Karen Minott. The series will access the best expertise in the field and is designed to speak directly to the mental health challenges of both active and retired athletes.
Leslie Johnson is a World renowned inspirational motivational speaker, who shares her story with audiences of how she went from a WNBA/Euro League Professional and College Basketball All-American, to a suicidal 420 pound severely depressed alcoholic that did not know how to cope in her transition to life after sports.
Leslie Johnson, speaking in Sharjah, Dubai about sports mental wellness.
Leslie has spoken on the topic of sports mental wellness, inspiring and captivating her audiences.
She's discussed the importance of setting achievable goals at many different middle school and high school forums, positively impacting our youth.
She's spoken at conferences for the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Foundation, The Survivors Foundation, and various university student and athletic departments at IUPUI.
Podcast Episode 1, Part 1
Podcast Episode 1, Part. 2