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53 minutes ago, ding said:

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/afl-star-injured-in-bolte-bridge-incident-20181218-p50mvb.html

Poor bloke sounds like he has some personal troubles.

Good luck Majak.

 

Best wishes, Majak.

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It’s still mighty tough for young people, especially young men, to come out and talk about their mental health. Perhaps instead of focusing on Superhero themed pre-season games, the AFL could look at supporting mental health initiatives and hold a Beyond Blue Cup or something similar. All the best to Majak, I hope he gets the help and support he needs. 

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3 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

It’s still mighty tough for young people, especially young men, to come out and talk about their mental health. Perhaps instead of focusing on Superhero themed pre-season games, the AFL could look at supporting mental health initiatives and hold a Beyond Blue Cup or something similar. All the best to Majak, I hope he gets the help and support he needs. 

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Far out, the poor bloke.  and his poor family/friends

so sad when guys suffer in silence and then feel life is hopeless.  A mate of mine from work left us a month ago and I'm still struggling to deal with it, let alone those closest to him.

I hope he recovers and can move on from this.

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1 minute ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

rumours abound that the afl made all clubs include their psychological support services in the footy dept 'soft cap' this year; north were one of several clubs forced to cut it to meet the criteria of not being financially over the threshold

They should have flung their crap square game and used that money on player services.

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1 hour ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

rumours abound that the afl made all clubs include their psychological support services in the footy dept 'soft cap' this year; north were one of several clubs forced to cut it to meet the criteria of not being financially over the threshold

If true, this is seriously [censored] up.

 

need a public shaming campaign to make the afl how shitty an policy that is.

 

 

All the Best Majak

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3 hours ago, ding said:

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/afl-star-injured-in-bolte-bridge-incident-20181218-p50mvb.html

Poor bloke sounds like he has some personal troubles.

Good luck Majak.

 

Majak... I hope you recover well, and see a brighter future for yourself and your loved ones.

I like and respect you...  and I know life can be pretty tough to take at times.

I hope your footy isn't part of the problem as sport can be a great uplifting thing.

... anyway, If you here about our Demonland thread in your support, I hope it helps to lift a smile upon your dial.  ?

 

Here's to you kid, and your loved ones as well. 

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44 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Wow. That is so sad. To be in that mindset, to will yourself to do that...That Black Dog is a strong energy pull

i often see on my twitter feed that Wayne Schwass still plans out every single day....

Schwass has been vocal today.

There’s a tweet by a Jake Edwards in the link below about an AFL club cancelling his talk with their players just last week then we hear about Daw today. Some discussion in the comments on whether he should name and shame the club.

https://apple.news/AmCy-wy15SmqlxwHK0I92Vw

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This is so sad on a number of levels.

We should all be aware that mental health issues involve AFL footballers as much as any other part of society and we should all be ready to extend a hand of friendship and help whenever people are in trouble.

And if you are in trouble, talk to a doctor, friend or relative about it or contact the people at Lifeline.

Wishing Majak all the best in the future. The football world is behind him.

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5 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Schwass has been vocal today.

There’s a tweet by a Jake Edwards in the link below about an AFL club cancelling his talk with their players just last week then we hear about Daw today. Some discussion in the comments on whether he should name and shame the club.

https://apple.news/AmCy-wy15SmqlxwHK0I92Vw

The AFL and the clubs still think they are somewhat outside of society, when in reality they are Front and center in terms of interest. 

Why would a talk be cancelled???

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1 minute ago, Sir Why You Little said:

The AFL and the clubs still think they are somewhat outside of society, when in reality they are Front and center in terms of interest. 

Why would a talk be cancelled???

Strange that the club would cancel it Swyl. The club didn’t want their players exposed to that kind of talk. That was the reason stated in his tweet. 

We regularly have people coming in and talking to us at our workplace as we have lost two colleagues in the last two years and some still don’t know enough about these issues. We’ve seen the impact it has on families and hope everything works out for Daw’s. 

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9 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

The AFL and the clubs still think they are somewhat outside of society, when in reality they are Front and center in terms of interest. 

Why would a talk be cancelled???

This is exactly why we have to get back to being an open door club, welcoming everyone...

In Jimma's wishes,  cut the stuffy out when at footy and be humans again...  leave the 'toffiness' out of the club.   Be a welcoming club to all levels,  where all can roll sleeves up to elbows and be equals in arms.

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15 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Strange that the club would cancel it Swyl. The club didn’t want their players exposed to that kind of talk. That was the reason stated in his tweet. 

We regularly have people coming in and talking to us at our workplace as we have lost two colleagues in the last two years and some still don’t know enough about these issues. We’ve seen the impact it has on families and hope everything works out for Daw’s. 

Yes i read that the club didn’t want exposure. Just so short sighted. I lost a very close mate to suicide 4 years ago, and that stemmed from Workplace bullying over a period of at least 2 years. The company did nothing about it even though they knew about it, but the boss turned up to the Funeral and offered to pay for the service. 

Let’s just say a few people had to be restrained when they found out who this person was. 

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45 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Schwass has been vocal today.

There’s a tweet by a Jake Edwards in the link below about an AFL club cancelling his talk with their players just last week then we hear about Daw today. Some discussion in the comments on whether he should name and shame the club.

https://apple.news/AmCy-wy15SmqlxwHK0I92Vw

I hope that club was not MFC as I hope we understand the importance of all aspects of player welfare.  But above all I truly hope that club was not North Melbourne. 

A sad day today.  A wake up call for all those in the industry that have these young men in their care.  All the best to Majak.

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2 hours ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

rumours abound that the afl made all clubs include their psychological support services in the footy dept 'soft cap' this year; north were one of several clubs forced to cut it to meet the criteria of not being financially over the threshold

I'd like to know a little more on that score.

If true it's simply abhorrent.

The pressure on boys/young men to perform is enormous in this game. Add to that the world of social media and it is an unbelievable cauldron.

 

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Mental health issues are so prevalent in young people these days (in people of all ages really).

It is one of our biggest epidemics in terms of health and well being in Australia. 

Why we don't spend more money and time helping and educating people, as a society, is beyond me. There is still a stigma attached to having depression or anxiety, especially amongst men, and until we remove this stigma, people will continue to suffer in silence. 

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36 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Strange that the club would cancel it Swyl. The club didn’t want their players exposed to that kind of talk. That was the reason stated in his tweet. 

We regularly have people coming in and talking to us at our workplace as we have lost two colleagues in the last two years and some still don’t know enough about these issues. We’ve seen the impact it has on families and hope everything works out for Daw’s. 

Surely it has to be a mistaken tweet?

Why wouldn’t you want players exposed to the danger of mental health from an ex AFL player, and one that had a successful career too? It shows that even a great player, a cemented firsts player with money to burn can still have mental health issues. Also shows the courage to come out and talk about it, that it’s ok to talk about it and some of the possible warning signs etc.

I would be totally shattered if this tweet was true and it was us. ?

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