You lost me at a gambling problem is a chemical imbalance. An odd case of gambling addiction might be onset from a mental illness, but generally it's no restraint plain and simple. I'm all up to speed with genuine chemical imbalance illnesses, but most people who are depressed with associated problems don't have unavoidable imbalances. They have life imbalances.Losing large sums of money and not being able to stop or control your behaviour is a mental health issue whether you like it or not. It is a chemical imbalance in the brain. If Beams or people close to him do not wish for this to be made public, for whatever reason, I do not see the harm in the media honouring this request. Not sure why people always want blood or to see someone laid completely bare when they are at their most vulnerable.
Stephenson is a kid. Beams is 29How the hell would people know if it a mental health issue or not. Most of you have no idea. At some stage some bad is going to happen to an AFL Footballer due to social media pressure and it will be too late. For those that don't know Beamsy I suggest you stop guessing. The kids going through hell.
It doesn't matter if you're Buddy Franklin, Adam Goodes or Gary LyonTo those questioning Beams' actual problems, or whether they qualify as 'real' mental health issues or not - why? It's similar to the Jack Steven rumours or anytime someone takes time off to deal with a problem - always "he's no really depressed"/"its drugs"/"its a cover up" without any evidence. Why do people always feel the need to publicly question or doubt these kind of things without any inside knowledge or professional experience?
There is no need or right for anybody here to know the full story of what's happened to Beams or anyone else in his position, and it's completely irrelevant to all of us.
David Schwarz survived.....You're one of the worst posters on this website, so these comments aren't really surprising but I hope you're just painfully naive and not a complete moron.
Thanks for a perfect example - this type of shit is exactly what I'm talking about.It doesn't matter if you're Buddy Franklin, Adam Goodes or Gary Lyon
If you're going to hide behind mental health issues, you better back it up with proof.
Who's Brian? I'm Brian...no I'm Brian ...no I'm brian and so is my wife.Nice attempt at gatekeeping mental health issues.
I'd rather our players take time away from their job to deal with their issues (whatever they are) than get to the point where they commit murder (Aaron Hernandez) and kill themselves in front of their teammates at training (Jovan Belcher).Why does AFL have so many 'mental health issues' compared to other sports? You don't see this in the NBA or EPL.
I can imagine Stephen A Smith or the UK medias response if Harden or Hazard stepped away for a month (on full pay mind you) with 'mental health' with rumours of drugs, gambling addiction circle the player in question...
Hernandez was a shitbag anyway, sport had nothing to do with him. I've not heard of Belcher tbh but the point stands.I'd rather our players take time away from their job to deal with their issues (whatever they are) than get to the point where they commit murder (Aaron Hernandez) and kill themselves in front of their teammates at training (Jovan Belcher).
I'm not sure we should be looking overseas, particularly American sports, when it comes to learning how to treat our players.