Good on Jordon Ibe for speaking about his feelings and his mental health in the manner.
The former Red, who now plays for Derby after a difficult time at Bournemouth, posted a long message on his Instagram page last night which explains his current inner turmoil – and that he’s working hard to get himself in a better head space.
Thankfully, it seems like he has the support of his club, Derby, and his family.
You can read the post below:
Good on Jordon Ibe for speaking out. Times are tough for so many right now. Lockdown 1 hit me for 6 and by talking about it I came through it. If you're reading this and struggling my DM's are open, you're not alone. #MentalHealthMatters #dcfc #lfc #afcb pic.twitter.com/WRiPOXxQdG
— Will James (@Will_James4) January 21, 2021
Many people assume footballers won’t suffer from depression because they earn loads of money and get to do something that seems like the best job in the world – but it’s not as simple as that.
The spotlight and constant scrutiny on performances and everything else they do must be suffocating, especially in the modern age of social media.