Video: You need to take a few minutes out of your day to listen to Bressie discuss mental health
This personal account is very, very moving and we have huge respect for Bressie for sharing…
Mental health used to be a bit of a taboo subject in Ireland with some people afraid or physically unable to reveal their problems and choosing to face them on their own.
Luckily, this tide is slowly changing and with well-known faces like Alan Quinlan and Niall Breslin, among others, choosing to speak out about their mental health struggles, it is giving others the strength to do the same.
Bressie spoke at a Lovin Dublin live show at the weekend and revealed the harrowing battles with mental health he has had in his life.
He spoke so well about the whole subject that we felt after watching, we had a much clearer idea of what a person struggling with depression and anxiety go through.
We will be the first to admit that we had no idea that Bressie suffered from depression and mental health problems until very recently, and it has only since he has had the courage to speak out that we can see what he went through with his own personal demons.
He also talks about his depression and anxiety when he was a judge on the Voice of Ireland and also how it heavily influenced his retirement from rugby.
Watch the video below and know that you can find details of Bressie’s mental and physical health blog My 1000 Hours here.
Video via Sámh Mental Health Society.