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The Unseen Battle: One young footballer’s struggle off the pitch

Every person you meet has their own story. At eighteen years old, my journey has barely begun, but embedded within my years are lessons, challenges, difficulties and struggles. My story reflects the harsh reality of what mental illness can do to somebody’s seemingly ideal life; an athlete, a high achieving student, a sister, a friend… It’s hard-hitting and difficult to read, but unfortunately not uncommon and also nothing more than I’ve had to live through. I’ve made the decision to share…

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