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  1. It's World Mental Health Day today and Liverpool have released a documentary about the impact of mental health problems in football and wider society. Jason McAteer presents it and he goes to talk to Chris Kirkland and he talks about his struggles when he was at Wednesday. He's incredibly candid and I cannot admire the guy more - 1. for how he performed for us when he was internally struggling and 2. for being brave enough to speak up about his struggles. The whole documentary is fantastic, but if you just want to hear Chris the his section starts at 16:05.
    52 points
  2. as a lifelong sufferer ( i first attempted suicide at 15, with several attempts over the years) I know how hard it can be. Its still a struggle but now 41 I have learnt how to manage things. People need to be able to talk about it as its such a lonely disease. If it was some other afflication like Cancer or Diabetes then we would openly share it but mental health has such a stigma. Keep strong people and well done Chris
    47 points
  3. It took me around 10 years to get anywhere. After I tried to drown myself at 15 I didnt even see any pysch. When I did my wrists at 19 in the middle of a nightclub and needed surgery the GP told my then girlfriend it was just attention seeking and not to worry. I was in hospital for a week and so no psyche. In fact despite probably 5 or 6 attempts over the years it wasnt until I had a nervous breakdown and my wife took me to the doctors I finally got some help. This GP was great. Lots of years of struggles and counselling followed (I even tried to drill my own head and had to be stopped by nei
    21 points
  4. You're missing nothing, this couldn't be more of a waste of editorial column space if it tried. Any Wednesday fan who got upset with that wants castrating. Onomah merely exchanged a polite pleasantry. This country ffs!
    12 points
  5. I suffer from anxiety and depression and find it very hard to talk about. I feel embarrassed even though I shouldn't. I have been backwards and forwards to the docs for 7 years now and I still haven't got anywhere. It starts feeling like no-one believes you because they can't see it. It's great to see players talking about their struggles as hopefully it will make people talk about it more
    12 points
  6. Anyone working or shopping in Sheffield at the moment can’t help but notice the amount of students there is in our city. With more and more student accommodation being built all the time it’s about time Wednesday tapped into this market. Our current price for a student to watch a game at Hillsboro is £33 compared to £17 at the stain . Come on Mr Chansiri let’s get their bums on our seats not on the red and white ones
    11 points
  7. Slag Carlos all you like but that first season was sublime and we got oh so close.
    11 points
  8. My nephew just came home with a letter from school saying they are running a scheme with the blunts for various matches. Next match is v WBA £10 adults, £5 kids. To put this in perspective my son is 18 months younger. We've done most of the home matches this season. I think Leeds cost me £44 in total and Middlesbrough has cost £39 in total. We are both members so there was the memberships on top too, granted we do sit on the South. I'm a single dad on a low income. A similar scheme from my son's school from SWFC would have been welcomed with open arms. I know other parents who simply
    10 points
  9. Notice how many of us are depressed and support Wednesday
    10 points
  10. Astonishing stats if you ask me. Don't forget about the MASSIVE difference in budgets the 2 managers have had too. Jos really is doing a cracking job.
    10 points
  11. Nothing to see here, move on.
    9 points
  12. Comparing JL's first 38 games with Carvalhal's last 38 might be more telling...
    8 points
  13. Oh here we go. I can hear Doom sharpening his pencil now.
    8 points
  14. For the fourth season running here is my 15 match thread (which I always do after 10 matches - 2 late this season). We have now played 12 matches. Despite what people say about one team always coming from nowhere - this is absolute rubbish. It hardly ever happens! As a general rule if you are not within touching distance after 15 matches, you rarely make the top 6. Indeed, I will go on to show that unless you have at least 20 points after 15 matches you can practically forget it. IN ACTUAL FACT IF YOU GET BELOW 20 POINTS IN ANY THIRD OF THE SEASON IT MA
    6 points
  15. One thing that helped me; Magnesium Citrate. It's worth reserching if anyone is feeling the walls closing in. Apparently a lot of people are low in Magnesium. I am really glad to see people being so open about mental health on OT. Thank you to those that have shared and I'd like to say, my DM is always open for anyone who would like someone to talk to. UTO
    6 points
  16. We had a very similar thread a while back. Lots of us also suffered, to anyone who is fighting this disease I echo others words, speak to someone about it (I know from experience how difficult that is, but it must be done) If you go to the docs and they don't help, keep going back and ask to see a different doctor, there are also self help courses available which can help. Don't think you are abnormal, many, many people suffer with mental health issues you just need the correct help, be that tablets, discussion, both anything else that helps. Please remember
    6 points
  17. Thread title completely unnecessary, is this how we support our team/players on here?
    6 points
  18. That’s really brave of you to mention your problems , I’m not sure depression and mental illness are taken seriously but it should be , my younger brother took his own life through depression so I understand the affects it has .
    6 points
  19. Very heartening to read all the stories. It might only be the tip of the iceberg, but threads like this on a male dominated football forum, with all its bravado and Micky taking, go a long way to breaking down the barriers that are still there for sufferers. Still a long way to go though. There is nothing to be ashamed about in admitting if you're struggling. I have suffered with anxiety for years, but learn to manage it and do not let it rule my life. I am lucky! I also now care for my wife who has suffered with reoccurring severe depression over the last 3.5 years (after seemingly hav
    5 points
  20. And to everyone in here, what a great thread. Thanks for sharing and always ask for help if you need it.
    5 points
  21. We all know its the biggest room in the house but, I wonder if we have a squad that's more likely to improve between now and January than others. Whilst many squads are full of established first team players we have a team full of players that either haven't played together, haven't played a great deal of football lately, or haven't played a great deal of first team football at all.... Dawson- inexperienced Palmer- never really had a sustained run in the team Hector- new to the club/teammates Thorniley- inexperienced Penney- inexperienced Pulepessy- stil
    5 points
  22. It’s amazing how many of us suffer with depression to a greater or lesser extent. What I have discovered is that depression is no respecter of wealth, status, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Talking helped me after years of bottling it up, my wife gently encouraged me to take the first step and I’m eternally grateful to her. I always felt I was alone with my feelings but, of course, many are affected by visits from the Black Dog as Churchill called it. Perhaps we ought to have an Owlstalk just talk page for those of us that need to open up to someone. Thanks to everyone for shari
    5 points
  23. I work at the University and on the whole, students are more interested in United. I think it's partly because Sheffield United are much closer in terms of distance, and partly because United make WAY more effort to engage with the University. United essentially offer tickets to every game, they are always at the Union and it's £10 (from memory) - Wednesday offer tickets to 'select games' (for £15) and they are often not available from one week to the next. (Wednesday will pop up out of nowhere and offer tickets to SWFC v Cardiff on a Tuesday night). Also, it was easier to j
    5 points
  24. Comes to something when you can't congratulate one of your mates for doing well
    5 points
  25. We don’t need such frippery, instead we get Bully lift his kilt to any player needing a pick me up. as for British cycling, we can easily replicate their methods by feeding the players enough stimulants and painkillers, with ‘ theraputic’ exemptions of course, so they barely know their names and rattle like a charity tin when they move.
    5 points
  26. very brave and very moving, the dad who'd lost his lad was particularly difficult watch. Credit to McAteer for fronting the programme too. Look after those people you love folks, depression has no boundries to class, creed or colour. x
    5 points
  27. Great news and he really deserves it. 5 million quid? Absolute bargain!
    5 points
  28. 5 points
  29. Definitely worth reading the articles I linked here as well re depression in football: So easy to say the stereotypes like "dream job", "I'd do it for £10 a week when they're earning millions" etc. etc. but money, fame, riches, they don't heal a broken mind. Compassion, support, professional help, understanding, patience are what's needed. There but for the grace of god etc. etc. I applaud anyone brave enough to speak about what they're going through and I send silent hugs to everyone struggling today.
    5 points
  30. To be honest as soon as I see the words clueless or clown used in realation to CC I’ve no interest in the rest of your argument. Discuss it all you want but show a bit of respect.
    5 points
  31. Reserves on Tuesday afternoon Mid November v Dinnington Miners Welfare second 11 ... Don't have any score from memory ...........
    5 points
  32. I know exactly how you felt mate. I can't explain to anyone who's not felt that way other than to say I felt completely useless, a hindrance to everybody, so unhappy, unable to want to do anything, just curl up in bed and die, terrified of seeing or talking to anybody, but worst was the feeling of desperation, the feeling that this all encompassing darkness wouldn't ever go away. At my worst (and fortunately I can now look back and laugh at this) , I thought I was a bad person who God had decided wasn't worthy and that the Devil was after me, I often thought of suicide but the fear of mee
    4 points
  33. I just want anyone that might be suffering to know, no matter how bad things get. No matter how far down that blackhole you go there is always a way back. I hit rock bottom, the absolute rock bottom you can hit. It took a lucky intervention of strangers and many years of be struggling and scrabbling to climb back up but I am there. My life is far from perfect but I have a wife and 3 kids and I find happiness in life where I can. If my f**ked up self can make it then theres hope for anyone. And if anyone ever needs an ear to bend then please feel to contact me.
    4 points
  34. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) helped me when I was suffering with depression and anxiety last year. I had nothing like the problems that some have expressed on here (well done and thank you to all). Just wanted to share that it helped me at the time and gave me some tools which so far have kept me on track.
    4 points
  35. Indeed, very difficult to think of anything else outside your immediate bubble when in the shadow of an episode...
    4 points
  36. The way they cross the roads around town will cut the numbers down quite a bit
    4 points
  37. It’s good that more people or sharing their problems with mental health these days. Not long back people thought you were a weirdo if you had mental health problems Ive said in previous threads that I have GAD ( generalized anxiety disorder) which basically means that I’m a constant worrier. I’ll never completely shake it off but some things do help like better diet, exercise etc
    4 points
  38. The two are very different. Mental health issues need to be addressed via professional and medical support networks trained to deal with these issues. a sports psychologist is a totally different job and skill set aimed at making an athlete perform better via coaching. its as different as a school nurse treating head lice compared to a brain surgeon, and ridiculous to put the two together.
    4 points
  39. Footballers can really help to reduce the stigma of mental health by openly talking about it. Not easy to do so big credit to them. Alot of people suffer in silence and then take a drastic option like suicide instead of seeking help. Reducing the stigma can help prevent this. My job is to help people with depression and anxiety so I know therapy works, worth considering before medication (which can be effective but difficult to get off).
    4 points
  40. I think Fame and in particular football brings its own pressures. Having to perform week in week out and usually in front of huge numbers of people who are baying for your blood. the worry of a short career or injury etc. Yes there are a lot of perks to the job but theres a downside too
    4 points
  41. He flapped at ONE cross on Sunday, of the many that Bristol City launched into our box. Chris Woods used to flap at every cross that came anywhere near him and for some reason a lot of our fans look back on him as if he was a legend. A bit of balance lads, come on.
    4 points
  42. This is how i have it set up. Results and times of goals. Team Stats Teamsheet Stats - Home. Teamsheet Stats - Away
    4 points
  43. The fat, lazycunt will have been sinking from the beer wagon, placing obscene bets with his sycophant buddies, back to the bar, more beer, a few dozen shots and a skipful of spicy wings and is currently sitting in a bubbling jacuzzi reading this. He's slurping G&T from a goldfish bowl and smoking a moody Marlboro while he's getting cracked off, sucked off and sweet smelling lady bits shoved in his greasy gob between drags by one of the beautiful triplets from Brazil who took all three spots on the podium at ExcoticRio Miss World and whom he met whilst attending a famous hip
    4 points
  44. yer in a huge house next to a golf coarse ,not on a football field , he is proper loaded ,set for life what we pay him , he has put a ton of weight on and that comes from someone who knows him. the motivation for these kind of players is next to zero.
    4 points
  45. A good manager would have known what we needed after Wembley, not spending millions without improving the team at all. If CC had brought in players like Hector and Onamah we've have had a team, not buying bench fillers who were by and large poorer versions of the players we already had and buying players who rarely even made the bench.
    4 points
  46. Don't forget though, that a lot of millions spent by is now part of the squad inherited by . Just saying.
    4 points
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