Justin Mentink is a former Division 1 athlete who has battled depression and anxiety for the past 25+ years.
Justin was an All-State athlete in high school and continued his athletic career through college as a junior college basketball and baseball player and eventually a Division 1 baseball player at Washington State University from 1996-1998.
Justin’s athletic career was deeply impacted by his and his family’s battles with anxiety and depression, causing multiple transfers, eventually resulting in him being granted a 6th year of eligibility by the NCAA due to hardship caused by battles with clinical depression.
Justin graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication and a Minor in History. He then went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Education at City University.
Currently, Justin works as a middle school math teacher and high school baseball coach. Justin has coached many HS sports for the past 17 years, taking multiple teams to State Tournaments, including helping lead Todd Beamer High School’s baseball team to a 4th place finish in 2012. He is currently an assistant baseball coach at Sumner High School in Sumner, WA.
Justin has tried many different treatments for depression and anxiety and is determined to find a cure for himself, his family and anyone else battling the disease.
Justin currently resides in Lake Tapps, Washington with his wife Rachelle and three children, Jay(15), Taylor(12) and Trey(10).