Clarke Carlisle on Aaron Lennon: ‘I don’t want anyone to experience what I did’

In a column for the Guardian the former PFA chairman and Premier League defender discusses football’s inadequate provision for mental health issues and calls for action

When I first heard the news about Aaron Lennon, there was a feeling of sadness because I don’t want anyone to experience what I’ve been through. But it was also a feeling of relief.

My former team-mate at Leeds has got to the crisis point that I hit but he has now entered the support system and has the opportunity to address what is going on, rehabilitate himself and live a full and blessed life.

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