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Neil Lennon, Me and Depression by Wullie Broon at the Celtic Network

Oct 28, 13 Neil Lennon, Me and Depression by Wullie Broon at the Celtic Network

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 Wullie Broom – The Celtic Nework is curious and asks the question, “When I look at Neil Lennon and I think to myself. Where the hell does he get the strength from ? “ The reason I ask is because like our Gaffer I suffer from depression. This isn’t the type of depression that can be sorted over six months ...

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Kilkenny Legend DJ Carey Urges People To Focus On Minding Their Health

Oct 24, 13 Kilkenny Legend DJ Carey Urges People To Focus On Minding Their Health

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Nothing is more important in life than looking after one’s own health and welfare and that goes for sports stars as well as for the rest of us mere mortals in this period of recession. Micheal O`Neill from Sports News Ireland explains results of this year’s Pfizer Health Index reveal the impact that the recession is having on...

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Sport survey on Serie A players on racism, depression, homosexuality by Gazzetta dello Sport

Oct 13, 13 Sport survey on Serie A players on racism, depression, homosexuality by Gazzetta dello Sport

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Liviu Bird from NCB Sports – Pro Soccer Talk discusses how fifty Italian Serie A players took a survey from Gazzetta dello Sport, the results of which were published Thursday and revealed that many of those surveyed had heard a racist comment from a colleague, and depression can also hit professional athletes, among other...

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Jason McAteer – Retirement Lead To A “Deep Depression”

Oct 11, 13 Jason McAteer – Retirement Lead To A “Deep Depression”

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After retiring from the game in 2007, his life descended into crisis.Gary Doyle (www.thestar.ie) interviews Jason McAteer and discusses the mental demons he battled when he retired from Football. McAteer talks about how so many players have absolutely no future planned out for themselves once they hang up their boots.  Not managing...

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Why sport needs to talk about its mental health secrets

Oct 09, 13 Why sport needs to talk about its mental health secrets

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Matt Slater from BBC Sport discusses Life after sport and how difficult and challenging the transition can be from ” Weekly Sports Star to Normal Joe Sub” It is a very knowledgeable and eye opener read. Links to articles and pictures can be found at the bottom of page.       “I only felt pain – being numb...

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AFL – Burnout the big worry for coaches

Oct 01, 13 AFL – Burnout the big worry for coaches

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A photo of AFL senior coaches in 2009 show`s that only Alastair Clarkson remains in the same job at the same club. This is a frighting write up from www.theage.com.au that show`s us how a role of a coach is ruthless, physical and mentally challenging that can lead to all sorts of health issues and the most common of all “Burn...

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