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Fry backs new campaign to support gay footballers

Stephen Fry has backed a new campaign to support gay footballers. The campaign is being run by Stonewall and Paddy Power.

The launch of the scheme has seen pairs of rainbow laces sent to every professional footballer in the country to allow them to show their public support for gay players.

Mental health charity has 'huge response' after Stephen Fry suicide admission

Paul Farmer, the chief executive of mental health charity MIND, says Stephen Fry is helping to "sweep away the stigma surrounding mental health".

He said: "Stephen Fry, our president, has been extremely open and honest about his own mental health and the depths of despair he has experienced, and we know just from the response we've had in the last 24 hours how important that is to thousands of people who now feel that they're not alone."

There are around 6,000 people who take their own lives in this country every year.

For help and advice about mental health issues visit the MIND website.

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Stephen Fry reveals suicide attempt

Stephen Fry reveals he attempted suicide last year Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Norfolk born comedian Stephen Fry has admitted that he attempted suicide last year.

The actor and broadcaster has spoken openly in the past about depression.

He described the latest attempt as a "close run thing".

Stephen Fry is a director of Norwich City Football Club.

He tried to kill himself while he was filming abroad and was discovered unconscious by a producer.

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