Saturday, August 12, 2017

Tough at the top

My piece on mental health in elite Welsh sport for the Buzz website - essentially a substantially condensed version of the articles on mental health and retirement in football that I wrote for The Two Unfortunates in May - went up online just a few days after former Olympic bobsleigher Rebekah Wilson's admission that the pressures of competition drove her to self-harming. Her revelations underlined many of the points I made, and she deserves huge credit for having the courage to speak out and draw attention to an issue that is all too rarely discussed.

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