Tom Victor 10th May Leon McKenzie has been closely following the conversation around mental health in football, and he knows something has to change.
McKenzie has seen discussions ramp up around major events Looking for today guys promotions, from mental health awareness months to outpourings of support when players like Aaron Lennon laid bare their personal struggles, but the former Norwich City and Crystal Palace striker knows we still need to do.
He scored his first career goal as an year-old at Crystal Palace and made his Premier League bow while still in his teens.
Yet even when things Look for sexy 60 plur lady rosy on the pitch, he was struggling in silence off it. Everything came to a head during his time at Charlton. Struggling to recapture his best form after a devastating Achilles injury, and with further injuries leaving him at risk of not being able to keep doing what he had been doing for his whole life, he tried to end it all.
No industry immune McKenzie followed his football career with a stint as a professional boxer, another sport where the idea of male vulnerability almost feels like a dirty word, and through public speaking at workplaces up and down the country he has learned no one industry is immune to the same problems. The reality of the situation is, as with those playing professionally, supply and demand are hugely out of sync. The Would love to Normanville oral favors with chasing a dream is that even those who attain it will need to make plans for what happens when they wake up.
During his playing days, McKenzie was able to use football as a mask, admitting that some of his best and most focused performances for Norwich in the Premier League came when divorce and pain meant everything away from the field was at its most difficult. I became Married wife looking sex tonight Binghamton good actor, really, because how I was on the outside was so different to when I was going home.
Now, though, after being on the other end of the conversation, he has no doubts about the value of both speaking and listening. During a phone-in on talkSPORT, McKenzie took a call from a man struggling australia slut pictures 39 his mental health, who had tried to take his own life, and reached out live on air to share his own experiences.
Staying true to his word, he reveals he has remained in contact with the caller and speaks of his bravery at taking that first step and making the. LeonMckenzie1 stepped in to help. If you have been affected by any of the issues in this story, you can get in touch with Samaritans on