Not quite sure where to post this as it obviously impacts football too, but recent high profile cases have appeared across the spectrum of sports.
Three top sports people have recently had their careers interrupted by mental health issues. Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles and Ben Stokes are all superstars at the absolute peak of their respective sports with success, acclaim and fans worldwide. It feels as if something is happening to change the way we see these cases, and the readiness of those affected to come forward.
Like many on here, I grew up in a time when you were expected to push yourself to the limit, physically and mentally, in sports, when coaches drove you to tears as a matter of course.
What’s going on? Are we becoming soft? Or are we just recognising a problem that has been swept under the carpet for too long? Interested to hear your views.