ITV News has discovered record numbers of former and current sport players are asking for help with mental health issues.
- The Professional Footballers Association says 302 players sought support in the first seven months of 2017
- That's almost double the number for the whole of 2016, which was 160
- A record 79 cricketers and more than 50 rugby players also asked their player associations for help last season
Former Arsenal and England international Kelly Smith celebrated much success in her career like winning the FA Cup three times, but away from the spotlight, repeated injuries left her considering taking her own life.
Addiction to alcohol and stealing left former Kent and Derby cricketer Simon Cusden homeless and suicidal. He says the pressure to perform in sport made his health worse.
Former Harlequins player Ollie Phillips was voted the best Rugby 7's player in the world in 2009. Months afterwards injury meant his career ended at the age of just 29-years-old.
All three sports say more players are coming forward because of increased awareness, and these former players hope their stories encourage others to ask for help.
The Rugby Players' Association say the increase in their cases coincided with their 'Lift the Weight' campaign was launched by in February.
In the three months leading up to the campaign three players asked for help compared to 18 players in the two months after.
If you or anyone you know is affected by mental health issues, you can find help and advice here.