`Ruth's honesty is both thought provoking and
refreshing.' Dame Kelly Holmes
Growing up, Ruth was
on track for an ideal life - she had the grades, friends, great sporting
potential and strong bond with her sister. However, when she was 14, her
perfect life began to crack. After suffering an injury, Ruth began seeking
control in other areas of her life to combat the growing feelings of
depression. Having recovered physically, but not mentally, she eventually quit
the game she loved so much.
Having been let down repeatedly
by the authorities - including during a stay in a mental health hospital - she
sought support and understanding from authority figures and role models. And as
she battled through the next few years, Ruth rediscovered football as a way to keep
grounded during the most chaotic times in her life.
active campaigner for mental health awareness and training, especially in
sport, Ruth is a proud ambassador and advisor for The Shaw Mind Foundation and
Mental Health FA. In Within the White Lines, she explains how the beautiful game
of football helped pull her back from the brink of suicide.
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the idea that mental illness should be talked about freely and without fear.
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