Bressie: We have to wake up and deal with depression and anxiety 7 years ago

Bressie: We have to wake up and deal with depression and anxiety

The singer says having to hide his depression was the worst thing about the illness.

Niall Breslin, aka Bressie, has spoken openly and provocatively about his struggles with depression to Brendan O'Connor on The Saturday Night Show.

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"We have to wake up and understand that a vast majority of people in this country have experienced this, or dealt with loved ones who have or have had depression or anxiety, yet we are still unbelievably shadowed by it and it just really frustrates me," Breslin said.

The former Blizzards singer describes his struggles with panic attacks - particularly before one of his first rugby matches for Leinster - and insisted that depression and anxiety need to be "normalised" in this country in order for people to deal with it better.

He describes some of his worst moments in the hope that it will help other people who are struggling, and we at JOE applaud him for it.

Watch the segment here...

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