Alasdair Hooper hosts the first of our six Mental Health Awareness Week specials.
On this opening episode we hear from footballer Ruth Fox who has very recently become an inspirational spokesperson after suffering from severe depression.
The 19-year-old Cambridge United player released an e-book at the start of the year The Unseen Battle: One young footballer’s struggle off the pitch.
The book details every inch of her battle with her own brain and has proved to be the catalyst for her recent propulsion into the media spotlight.
She is open about the help she received – or lack of it in some cases – and also about self-harming and her suicidal thoughts.
In this special episode Ruth takes us through her life in open and honest detail.
Image credit: with thanks to Ruth Fox