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Ep. 27- Mental Health in Sport, with Kiko Rodriguez

July 11, 2017

This week’s show is a bit different. There is no talk of tactics, formations, or transfers. Instead I had the opportunity to speak with Kiko Rodriguez, @KikoRod9, who is, among other things, a founding member of @DRNSport (he also happens to be JRod’s dad, so, yeah). In light of the article on Steven Caulker a few weeks ago, Kiko and I spoke about mental health, mostly about how it is viewed in sport, specifically football, and how our battles with depression impacted our lives. I also asked a bit about JRod, but that’s not the focus of the episode.


If you are looking for a more football/Saints focused episode, we’ll have that next week (or last week, if you missed it). There wasn’t much happening this week, and some things are just bigger than what goes on inside the lines or on the training ground. I hope you understand.


Resources and Links for Mental Health

NHS Depression Description and Resources- UK

NHS Depression Services Locator- use this to locate NHS Depression Services near you.-UK

Mental Health Resources- mentalhealth.gov- US

Article on Steven Caulker from the Guardian, by Dominic Fifield, @domfifield


No matter what, just know you are not alone. Find someone to speak with, whether it’s your GP, a friend or family member, a counselor or someone else. Sharing helps lighten the burden more than I can describe.

Speacial thanks to @SAINTSINFRANCE for all of his helo setting up the interview and connecting Kiko and I. This couldn't have happened without you!

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