Why We Shouldn't Ignore Mental Health Problems In Football… | One On One Updated on May 31, 2019 By William Clement 41 Comments By William Clement 41 Comments J C May 31, 2019 I understand getting depressed football all I new when I stopped, drink n drugs start. Don't be a snowflake move on with life !!!!!!!!!! OVERPAID BABIES NOBODY THINKS AM RELEVANT ANYMORE BOOOO HOOOOO !!!!!!!! Reply Ricky Brown May 31, 2019 Need to sort out the lighting. Great follow though and I'm not being a dick. Great little feed though. Well done lads Reply timou9000 May 31, 2019 I think that a great idea would be that a percentage of each players wage goes to a mental health organisation inside the club. When signing a contract 10% of wage goes to the organisation. Players can negotiate of course but 1% minimum… if not no contract. Im sure someone can do the math but 1% of all pro players salarys can make a difference. Reply Joel May 31, 2019 I'm a 21 year who's been suffering from depression and anxiety since I was 15, but only got help last year as it spiralled to its lowest point when I started off at University. My grades plummeted and finally I admitted to my parents what was going on. They've been as supportive as they can but there are certain things they'll never understand. I think the most important thing about speaking to others about their mental health problems is to not pretend like there's an easy fix or that you know how they can help themselves – NEVER say things like "just stay positive," "be yourself," "enjoy yourself," or "others are in a much worse situation than you." These kinds of phrases de-legitimize the seriousness of mental health problems. There is not an easy fix to a mental health issue, in fact many of them are much harder to battle than physical injuries. When it comes to physical injuries, you know when you're healed. With mental health issues you're never quite sure. Unless you're a therapist, people with mental health disabilities aren't looking for solutions when they approach you with their problems, they're only looking for reassurance that you're there to support them and that they can count on you to be there for them when they need someone to vent to. To Chris and the rest of the EFD team, I salute you for your bravery in tackling these important topics. You guys might feel like normal people but the truth is you have a platform with a significant following, so when you say something (good or bad) it'll reach and affect more people than if I say something. Thank you for educating us on this, hopefully professional and non-professional associations alike will take action to provide more help, not just to their players, but to their managers, medical staff, media team, and everyone else all the way down to the chefs and nutritionists. Reply timou9000 May 31, 2019 Well done lads great article Reply Vincenzo Pasha May 31, 2019 Great vid. I suggest every year we make a day called arsrnal day and suppprt our friends who suppprt that sinking ship 🙁 Reply Reeyan Udani May 31, 2019 Its really great that y'all are taking initiative to educate us viewers about such a major issue and that's what seperates y'all from the other according to me. Well done ! Reply Harrison Davis May 31, 2019 Top Man Chris x Reply A S May 31, 2019 Kinda sad how this won't get the views of an average video you guys do considering how prevalent and important it is to talk about. Impacting most people in their daily lives or those around them Reply Joseph McNally May 31, 2019 Respect 👊🏼 Reply Connor Ryan May 31, 2019 A topic that needs so much more attention. Awesome video Reply Jake Hopkinson May 31, 2019 Great content. As a performance psychologist for a professional football academy myself all that has been spoke about here is evident in today's game. It is vital that psychologists are ingrained further into every club, with trust and confidentiality with the players the main priority. I also believe that coaching staff and players need to complete mental health first aid courses, enabling them to spot the route causes and refer for help when needed. Great content again guys, glad the conversations are happening! Reply Voropret May 31, 2019 Loved this Chris fantastic think piece about a extremely important topic Reply Sam Goz May 31, 2019 Really important video to make, these One on Ones are fantastic, makes me proud to be a fan of you guys 👏🏼 Reply stuartbest95 May 31, 2019 Brilliant video! Love this type of content, and great to see you guys using your platform / audience to discuss these complex issues, keep it up! Reply andrew miller May 31, 2019 Appreciate you lot never shying away from tough topics. Also topics like these and continuing to talk about it will accomplish a lot of good. Proud supporter here ! Reply Caitlinmorrisxx May 31, 2019 Great video mate! Men need to speak up more about their mental health and need to understand it’s okay to not be okay. Reply Norwall Music May 31, 2019 Solid video for sure. Very nice job. 💎💣🔥🔥💨 Reply Brad Jones May 31, 2019 Great Content lads Reply Kathan Shah May 31, 2019 It's absolutely amazing to see a sports channel doing this. Brilliant work by y'all.However football aside, this is a problem with men in general.We think talking about things and being vulnerable is 'gay', when it's actually something you SHOULD do. Talking about things and admitting about your issues does not make one weak.Here's to hoping this is talked about more and more action is taken towards it. Reply DeanRG May 31, 2019 This video is amazing, for the past year I have struggled with mental health and this shows how they can effect any one Reply DeanRG May 31, 2019 Anything can effect mental health Reply Thelittlejuan May 31, 2019 Major hats off to hammel for having the courage to admit he too has had mental health issues showing that’s it is ok to share it. Great work from the FD lads!!! Reply jehvan montieth May 31, 2019 I think Adriano is a big example of this. Reply Gamegurru May 31, 2019 Very good video EFD. Good on you on covering a topic a lot of people shun or don't understand Reply spd7693 May 31, 2019 Hire a professional psychologist in every single club and a professional youth psycholigist in every single club academy. Like this at least people may havw who to look to for their problems. As for rejected players in their youth, I think they must be given second chance or at least sent on career advising. I myself struggle with bipolar disorder. I know very well what 'mental health problems' means. I know there are people who have even worse struggles than mine. They must be looked into. I recommend processing the song Subdivisions by Canadian rock band Rush. Written in 1983 and released the same year it still is contemporary. Reply Tyler Knapp May 31, 2019 Love when you do things like this really shows how players or just people in all levels Reply Dooberry Harry May 31, 2019 Respect. Straight respect man. Reply Nathan May 31, 2019 Really good stuff. Well done to everyone involved. Reply RoomCobra May 31, 2019 Another great job covering another serious topic which is not addressed that often! Reply Michael Daigle May 31, 2019 I love that EFD, FD, and FDFC continue to break down stereotypes surrounding the beautiful game! Reply Harry Hewing May 31, 2019 Great video but post this series to the main channel so more people can see it Reply Gabralinho111 May 31, 2019 Wonderful vid Chris. This issue needs to be dealt with and things like this can go a long way in the future for spreading awareness Reply Josh Davo May 31, 2019 Greatley spoken Hamill this is a very important topic people think just cuz they have money they can’t be depressed even tho they are human as well Reply Ricky Villafan May 31, 2019 Great video I love how you guys made a video like this ❤️respect I hope mental health doesn’t go ignored Reply MrAhmes2001 May 31, 2019 Mental health….Thats what you get when you support Arsenal 🥴 Reply Matt Simons May 31, 2019 Gotta say Chris, with your continued willingness/passion for approaching subjects like this you're in danger of becoming a serious journalist. Outstanding work. Reply Joe Sheppard May 31, 2019 Good luck to us all. Reply Jonzee fc May 31, 2019 Well down, what a video, it goes to show how much needs to be done, i had no idea how bad mental health was in football. Reply Jamie Hollis May 31, 2019 It’s when these fat old fans chant abuse at players. Reply Gabe J044 May 31, 2019 love these types of videos and this series keep it up!!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.