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'Talking Saved My Life' - Dominic Calvert-Lewin Opens Up On Mental Health Struggles In Powerful Statement

Nasir Jabbar

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'Talking Saved My Life' - Dominic Calvert-Lewin Opens Up On Mental Health Struggles In Powerful Statement

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​Dominic Calvert-Lewin​ has opened up on his mental health struggles and says 'talking saved my life' in an emotional statement.

The 25-year-old has revealed that he had to 'dig deep' this season and 'endured some of the most difficult times' of his life and career. 

He also urged anyone suffering with their own battles to talk to a friend, family member or someone what will listen in a powerful message.

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Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

In a post on Instagram, the Everton star said: "First of all thank you to you fans for sticking by us this season and for continuing to inspire us right until the last day of the season.

"The main goal became to stay in the premier league and I don’t believe that would have happened without your unbelievable support.

"On a personal note I have had to dig deep within myself at times this season and have endured some of the most difficult times of my career and my life to date. The love and support helped carry me through. One thing I learned this season is that everyone in whatever walk of life is fighting battles you know nothing about, and there is no shame in finding someone to talk to and being open and honest with yourself about how you really feel."

He added: "To all the young kings suppressing emotion I advise you to talk, to a friend, family member or someone that will listen, talking saved my life. It will make you realise things are never as bad as they seem, and you’ll discover that the paradox of true strength is being able to face your weaknesses.

"Finishing the season on a high meant everything to me, enjoy the break toffee fans you deserve it. May the pressure continue to be a privilege."

Like he's alluded to, the England striker has endured a difficult campaign having suffered a series of injuries which has affected his game time. 

He played just 17 Premier League games this term, scoring five goals.

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Image: Alamy

Though he contributed with a big goal in his side's 3-2 win over Crystal Palace in a victory that sealed their Premier League status. 

Topics: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Football, Everton

Nasir Jabbar
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