It’s with caution and an admittance of fear that I begin this particular piece. Like so many of us, the issue of mental health is one I struggle to know exactly how to handle or address – firstly, because I’m acutely aware of my own ignorance of the area and, secondly, because I would hate, under any circumstances, to offend anyone suffering mental health issues. 629 more words
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The revelation – or confirmation, rather – that former footballer, PFA Chairman, media pundit and TV Countdown star Clarke Carlisle was actually attempting suicide when he was hit by a lorry on the A64 just before Christmas, comes as a salutary reminder of some uncomfortable factors in any life. 1,405 more words
Three years ago today, November 27 2011, news broke of Wales legend Gary Speed being found dead in his home; news that left the footballing world shocked. 984 more words
What hides behind the glory smile?
Those winning feet and Top Man style.
A dragon’s heart? A roaring cheer?
Or crippling doubt and blackened fear? 144 more words