Iain Russell on how he manages his depression

To commemorate mental health awareness week Queen of the South Striker Iain Russell has spoken of his fight against depression, in an industry where mental strength has been seen as essential to success.

But Iain is determined to help other footballers suffering from mental health issues by asking them to speak out.

He was diagnosed with depression three years ago, far from hampering his career, the reaction from the football community has been overwhelmingly positive.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

This week marks Mental Health Awareness week and ITV Border will be running a series of stories about people living in the region who have experienced mental health issues.