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Don Furner
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PostPosted: August 21, 2015, 9:58 am
The conversation no one wants to have

Regan Grieve and Hayden Butler, two young footballers, committed suicide on Australia Day this year. Hayden was 20, Regan was four days shy of his 19th birthday. They were two of Queensland’s brightest rugby league prospects. The boys didn’t know each other but both died in the same town, on the same day, hours apart.

The Footy Show meets their devastated mothers, Roberta and Angela, and see how they’re coping in the wake of their deaths, and we bring them together to meet for the first time. Both mums now have a common goal: to take the stigma out of mental health in the hope of saving lives and sparing any family going through what they have.

The Footy Show also sat down with Sharks prop Andrew Fifita two and a half months ago to tell his story, a story he had touched upon but not completely told. Since then he has been suspended for six weeks for an off-field incident. By screening this interview The Footy Show in no way condones that incident nor excuses it.

Videos: http://www.9jumpin.com.au/show/nrlfooty ... epression/
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Don Furner
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PostPosted: August 21, 2015, 9:58 am
The two videos are very worthwhile watching.
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PostPosted: August 21, 2015, 10:10 am
Very sad stories.
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