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    My depression blog by ex-professional footballer.

    I am an ex-professional footballer who is battling depression. I decided to document my experiences in a blog to help raise awareness of mental health issues in professional sport. Feedback is appreciated, good or bad. Thanks.


    https://howfootballruinedmylife.word...a-down-period/

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Welcome to DWD. I thought your blog was really good! Thank you for sharing.
    Last edited by Suzi; 04-06-15 at 10:24 AM.
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    Thank you very much Suzi. Hopefully others can relate to my battles.

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    Welcome to DWD

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    Hi and welcome . Your blog post is brilliant and I know many members here, including me, will relate to it very much. Please don't answer if you feel you can't right now, but I was wondering how football ruined your life?
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    Hi and welcome . Your blog post is brilliant and I know many members here, including me, will relate to it very much. Please don't answer if you feel you can't right now, but I was wondering how football ruined your life?
    Thank you for the feedback.

    I don't mean it in a literal sense but my experiences as a player contributed to my mental health deteriorating over a long period of time. I just thought it sounded like a good title for a blog. My life is still defined by what I did many years ago.

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    Been reading it and thought it very good. I am pleased you are taking anti depressants and getting counselling. I hope your wife is reclining support as it will be tough on her also.
    Football is not a good sport for recognizing depression. Gary speed 1 case in point. Might be a good idea to contact football clubs to see if they have anything on how to tackle depression in youngsters.

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    https://howfootballruinedmylife.word...ife-too-short/

    My new blog reveals my position and the reasons why I felt I needed to. Feedback as always is appreciated, good or bad.

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    Hiya, I just read your blog post, there were times I thought I had hit rock bottom, and unfortunately yes it can get worse. Are you getting any support from your doctor/care team right now? Please, make a nuisance of yourself to whoever is involved in your care to get some help.

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