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Clarke Carlisle: 'No shame' about suicide attempt

The former Leeds United footballer Clarke Carlisle said today he felt "no shame" about his recent suicide attempt.

He was speaking at the launch of a new campaign to tackle mental health discrimination in sport.

Gaynor Barnes reports.

Clarke Carlisle and Deputy PM tackle mental health discrimination in sport

Tackling discrimination in sport Credit: PA

Former Leeds United footballer Clarke Carlise teams up with the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today to tackle mental health discrimination in sport.

Major sporting bodies including the Rugby Football Union, English Cricket Board and the Football Association, have all committed to sign the charter committing to removing the stigma and prejudice around mental health from the world of sport.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance and Professional Players Federation have brought together around 20 organisations, including leading mental health charity Mind.

Carlisle, former chair of the Professional Footballers' Association spent six weeks in a psychiatric unit after he was hit by a lorry in North Yorkshire in December.

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