Four former NRL players unified blue and maroon supporters on the night of the final State of Origin game to highlight the prominence of men’s struggles with mental health at a Brisbane event. Dale Shearer, Sione Faumuina, Matthew Elliot, and David Myles were panelists at the event hosted by Hotel West End in South Brisbane.
While there is glory in being a successful athlete, it comes with massive pressures to perform well on and off Anyone can see the physical injuries of athletes, but rarely can people see what injuries they may have mentally. Last year, mental illness forced one AFL player to leave the sport altogether.
With a 15-year professional career in rugby union, Moore is known for being Australia’s most capped Super Rugby player, and the only rugby hooker to have played 100 tests. Moore has seen challenges with mental health in all aspects of his career - in teammates, opponents, even in himself.
‘Good times’ and ‘Divorce’ never come hand in hand and to put it bluntly it can be an emotional ‘shit-fight’ for everyone involved. Dr. Harvey from House Call Doctor spoke to Blokepedia this week about how men can get their head back in the game after dealing with a divorce.