Our Story

Our Story
Connection In Mind was founded by two former USA Swimming National Team members whose own experiences with mental illness led them to want to help others suffering from mental health conditions. We have created Connection In Mind as an online space just for individuals suffering from mental illness. Our mission is to provide a space for those individuals and their loved ones to connect with others affected by mental illness through our Connection In Mind message board, share their stories, learn more about mental illness, access resources pertaining to mental illness, and fight the terrible and undue stigma surrounding mental illness.

Our Founders

Courtney Kalisz
Courtney Kalisz
Former USA Swimming National Team member, 
US National and US Open champion.
Diagnosis: Major Depression
Dagny Knutson
Former USA Swimming National Team member, 
2011 World Champion.
Diagnosis: Bulimia Nervosa
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