For starters RIP Gary Speed, I grew up watching him play and he was a very talented footballer.
He was one of the characters that lead a very low key life style he was never as far as I am aware in the news for the wrong reason, by all accounts
he worked very hard to be a good footballer and he was extremely liked all round, he was a model footballer, a constant professional by all
This gets me to my point, depression really? Yes I concede he commited suicide that is a fact the police have confimed it but the reason why, maybe we
will never know and it will go down in history as another conspiracy.
I am no expert on depression but I have taken the time to read up on it and the fact that not one person in his life has said he showed any signs of
depression at all, the day before he was making plans, talking about his kids, discussing the future of the welsh team enthusiastically, something
does not feel right to me..
Depression does not take hold over night and it does not make someone kill themselves instantly, there is usually a gradual deterioration in
character, Depressed men are less likely than women to acknowledge feelings of self-loathing and hopelessness. Instead, they tend to complain about
fatigue, irritability, sleep problems, and loss of interest in work and hobbies. Other signs and symptoms of depression in men include anger,
aggression, violence, reckless behavior, and substance abuse, not one friend or colleague has seen any signs of this..loss of interest in work why
appear on a football show if you intend to hang yourself a few hours later, why have photos snapped with fans outside the recording studios...
This is a man that had a glittering football playing career, had a lovely wife and two children, lived very comfortably, had two sons that were about
to kick start there own careers, he turned welsh football around and gelled the team, was very highly respected and liked amongst the players, last
year he won an MBE from the queen, so what was the trigger that sent him over the edge, we may never know..???????
A good page on depression:
He was of strong character, a devout family man and if I had to give my opinion iit would be this:
Dutiful suicide is an act of fatal self violence at one's own hands done in the belief that it will secure a greater good, rather than to escape harsh
or impossible conditions. It can be voluntary, to relieve some dishonor or punishment, or imposed by threats of death or reprisals on one's family or
For anyone that does not know how good he was here is a tribute to the late, great Gary Speed.
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