World News – AU – Mitchell Johnson of SAS Australia supported after exposure of depression

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Posted: 10:17 GMT, October 26, 2020 | Update: 10:52 a.m. GMT, October 26, 2020

SAS Australia viewers have shown their support for cricketer Mitchell Johnson, after courageously revealing his lifelong fight with depression in Monday’s episode

Fans praised the 38-year-old retired sportsman for sharing his TV mental health battles in a series of tweets, saying he was ‘not alone’ in his struggle

During questioning with management staff Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham and Ollie Ollerton, Mitchell explained that his lack of confidence came from professional cricket no longer helping him to ‘block’ his mental health issues

‘You’re not alone’: Fans rallied around Mitchell Johnson (pictured) on Twitter, as he bravely revealed his lifelong fight with depression during the episode of SAS Australia from Monday

« It takes a long time to say you have depression issues, even more so on national television, » he posted on Twitter

‘It’s great to hear more top Aussies talking about depression It can hit anyone anytime I’ve been there Mitchell Johnson has been there Nothing to be ashamed of,’ a other followed

One simply said he wanted to give Mitchell Johnson a big hug, while medical professionals said depression was common among retired professional athletes

Offer support: Fans praised the 38-year-old retired sportsman for sharing his TV mental health battles in a series of tweets, saying he was ‘not alone’ in his struggle

«  1 in 4 retired elite athlete suffers from depression and / or anxiety issues,  » a doctor said, adding that «  Mitchell Johnson is not alone  »

Mitchell informed viewers of his backstory, saying: ‘In 2011 in South Africa I just wasn’t having fun I didn’t like being a professional cricketer and, I guess, being watched and judged all the time

‘I took everything personally I was physically exhausted and mentally exhausted too’

Confession: During an interview with management staff Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham and Ollie Ollerton, Mitchell explained that his lack of confidence stems from professional cricket no longer helping him to ‘block’ his problems with mental health

Struggles: Mitchell was visibly panicked and upset after freezing and failing to « shoot the enemy » in the previous challenge

During his interrogation, Mark and Ollie asked why his demeanor had changed completely as a result of the previous grueling challenge

Interrogation: During his interrogation, Mark and Ollie (both pictured) asked why his demeanor had changed entirely as a result of the grueling challenge at the start

Explaining further, Mitchell continued, «  I picked up the gun then panic set in I fight with confidence sometimes

‘I just think I’m in that transition now where I haven’t played cricket for two years I found out I had depression But I think depression is something that I have even had since a younger age ‘

Mitchell bravely continued, «  Cricket blocked things in a way It kind of hid the depression but there were a lot of times you would go back to your room you are away from your family and you start to dwell on things

Her Story: Explaining why her behavior changed during the previous challenge, Mitchell said: ‘I just thought about it too much, right before I picked up the weapon and then panic set in I struggle sometimes with confidence ”

Mitchell added: ‘I just think I’m in that transition now where I haven’t played cricket for two years I found out I have depression But I think depression is something I have had even from a young age

‘During my career I just dealt with it It’s just about me knowing, going ahead and taking it upon myself to be active with certain things and keep my mind active’

Mark reassured him: «  This is exactly what you are doing You have to put your mind elsewhere

‘Take each day as it comes, and don’t be afraid to go ahead and go for it’

For confidential mental health support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636

Mitchell bravely continued: ‘Cricket blocked things in a way It kind of hid the depression but there have been many times you come back to your room you are far from your family. and you start to dwell on things ”

Mark reassured him: ‘This is exactly what you are doing You have to put your mind elsewhere Take each day as it comes, and don’t be afraid to go ahead and go for it’

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World News – AU – Mitchell Johnson of SAS Australia Supported After Depression Exposure



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