December 3, 2010

Marcus Trescothick: "Facing up to Australia's fast bowlers was nothing compared to facing up to my depression"

"Facing up to Australia's fast bowlers was nothing compared to facing up to my depression."

When Marcus Trescothick flew home early during two overseas England cricket tours his reasons were somewhat of a mystery. 

It was not until 2008, when Marcus announced his retirement, that the truth finally came out, he had been experiencing clinical depression. “It was a huge and extremely difficult step to actually admit that I was suffering from a mental health problem." But by talking about his mental health Marcus helped to confront the myth that mental health problems are something to be ashamed of and to hide. 

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