Charities raise awareness of mental health in the Channel Islands

Mental health charities and representatives will be raising awareness in the Channel Islands for World Mental Health Day, which takes place on Saturday.

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Watch: Extraordinary story of footballer who tried to take his own life

How his family reacted, how he kept his illness from his teammates and how he believes way more people than the predicted one in four will suffer from some sort of mental illness in their lifetime

Former professional footballer, Clarke Carlisle, speaks openly and frankly to ITV News about his suicide attempt and depression. The former Leeds United and QPR player hid his illness for twenty years.

Last December he attempted to commit suicide; he was hit by a lorry on a busy road.

Ahead of World Mental Health Day on Saturday, he talks to us about his extraordinary journey.

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