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Former Liverpool football star opens up about his struggle with depression

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The former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer has opened up about his struggle with depression in a documentary he's made for the club's TV channel.

It has been released today to mark World Mental Health Day which aims to raise awareness and end the social stigma around mental ill health.

Now an ambassador at the club Jason spoke to Granada about a key turning point in his life:

Delving deep into the story about his own battle with depression, McAteer opens up about the pressures he felt throughout his career and how his retirement from the game became the trigger point for his problems.

Click here to watch the full documentary: ‘Jason McAteer; Through the Storm’

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