Reach out to depression sufferers, urges rugby star Corkery

Feb 26, 14 Reach out to depression sufferers, urges rugby star Corkery

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Ex-Ireland and Munster rugby star David Corkery has urged the public to reach out to anyone suffering from depression — after revealing a “chance encounter” effectively saved his own life. By  Fiachra Ó Cionnaith Irish Examiner Reporter The 28-times capped Cork- born international made the call for greater mental health awareness...

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RAY WILKINS EXCLUSIVE: My battle with illness, depression… and those booze rumours

Feb 21, 14 RAY WILKINS EXCLUSIVE: My battle with illness, depression… and those booze rumours

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Until now this is the kind of conversation Ray Wilkins would have had with his therapist. By Matt Lawton Until now there has been no need to reveal his battle against depression. Or his dependency on Valium as a teenage captain of Chelsea. Or indeed the acute embarrassment he has endured for more than 20 years because of the...

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An athlete’s greatest challenge? To avoid ruin in retirement

Feb 21, 14 An athlete’s greatest challenge? To avoid ruin in retirement

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Some have foreshadowed this time; some have considered it and then banished the thoughts; some have refused to reflect on it for more than a moment. All have felt at least some terror at what it holds. By Brian Moore.  Retirement is almost a taboo subject in sport, which is remarkable given that it happens to every athlete. Winners...

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The Pro Athlete’s Anxiety Relief

Feb 17, 14 The Pro Athlete’s Anxiety Relief

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How pro athletes deal with anxiety It’s hard for Royce White to convince people he’s freaked out. On the court, the Houston Rockets’ top draft pick, a 6-foot-8 power forward, is a proven scorer and strong rebounder. But off court, White suffers ceaseless anxiety. He’s afraid to fly (in fact, he cut a deal...

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PFA fight against depression in sport

Feb 16, 14 PFA fight against depression in sport

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Amy Lewis for Sky Sports News has learned that the PFA have worked with almost 150 footballers who are suffering from issues such as depression, addiction and anxiety since they launched their counselling network a year ago. Historically, footballers have suffered in silence because of a perceived stigma attached to speaking out...

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