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The presentation on WHAT MADE MADDY RUN will tell the story of how Kate Fagan reported the details of Madison Holleran’s life and suicide with the aim at drawing universal lessons to help explain why young people today are suffering from higher levels of anxiety, depression and suicidal thought than ever previously seen. She will share insights about cultural issues at play, technological issues, and mental health issues that are contributing to these rising rates.

Learning objectives:

Fagan’s aim for this presentation is to share insights into young people today that will help professionals:

  1. see the water in which young people in 2021 are swimming and how it differs from anything previously seen
  2. think differently about the kids among us who seem to be excelling, who seem “well-adjusted and fine” and
  3. glean even more insights into how social media could be shifting the minds and perspectives of our young people.


Fagan is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller, WHAT MADE MADDY RUN, which spent a month as the No. 1 New York Times bestseller on the sports list. WHAT MADE MADDY RUN was long-listed for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. Fagan is also the author of the coming-of-age memoir, The Reappearing Act, about her experience coming out while playing basketball at the University of Colorado.

Kate Fagan spent seven years as a columnist and feature writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine and as on-air talent for ESPN. Fagan hosted Outside the Lines and E:60 and was a core member of OTL’s staple Friday afternoon show, The Friday Four, alongside Bob Ley and Jeremy Schaap. She also made 150 appearances on ESPN’s Around the Horn, and served as the show’s first female host in 2017.

While at ESPN, Fagan was a founding member of the first all-female national sports radio show, The Trifecta. She also co-hosted, on ESPN radio, the national radio show Will & Kate with Will Cain, and was a co-host for three years on the popular FiveThirtyEight podcast, Hot Takedown. Fagan’s writing has won numerous awards, including being selected for The Best American Sports Writing. Before joining ESPN, Fagan spent three seasons covering the Philadelphia 76ers for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She also played professional basketball in Ireland and in the NWBL, for the Colorado Chill. She and her wife, Kathryn Budig, live in Charleston, South Carolina with their two dogs.

Continuing education units (CEUs): 1

Clarity CGC is approved to provide continuing education unit (CEU) credits by the Texas Psychological Association (TPA PD# 2015-01 Exp 2/28/21) and provides continuing education that meets the guidelines outlined for Texas licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed social workers respectively as outlined at www.dshs.texas.gov for CE providers.

Clarity CGC CEU recipients must sign in (or log on) to record their attendance, view the entire presentation and at the conclusion of presentation complete their survey prior to receiving their certificates. CE records for in-person, virtual and on-demand CEU presentation attendees will be maintained by Clarity CGC for at least three years.

Speakers invited to present by Clarity CGC for CEU's have the necessary experience and knowledge to present and provide education related and beneficial to the attendees.