Inglis saw therapist four times a day


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    Troubled NRL star Greg Inglis has revealed seeing a therapist up to four times a day as he continues his battle against depression.

    Speaking on television for the first time since checking into a mental health clinic in May, Inglis admitted he struggled being away from his South Sydney teammates following a season-ending knee injury.

    He said some of his frustrations spilled into his home life, but only opted to speak up in the week leading into the Anzac Test between Australia and New Zealand.

    Despite being injured, Inglis had spent the week in camp.

    “I had a lot of weight on my family with the mood I was in at home,” Inglis told Fox Sports’ Sunday Ticket.

    “I decided right there and then in the week leading into the Anzac Test in Canberra that I wanted to seek help. I told a handful of people, about three people.

    “It was weighing on my family at home. I wasn’t feeling right myself. I wanted to seek the help that I needed. I’m still seeking treatment now.”

    The South Sydney skipper said he had difficulty opening up in group sessions.

    “They encourage you to go to group therapy. I wasn’t a fan of that. I felt like going into a room and it felt like you were talking to the whole world. That’s how I felt,” he said.

    “Some days I’d wake up, one-on-one therapy throughout the day, sometimes four times a day. That was really strong at the start in the first few days then it backed off.

    “I’m a very sensitive person but I don’t show emotions very much and I don’t talk about my feelings very often. I keep things to myself. It’s one thing I’ve been working on and speaking up.”

    Inglis, 30, who has been back running for three weeks, conceded he had also been scarred by near drug overdoses of two Rabbitohs teammates in 2015.

    “There are these sad stories about these junior players coming through and going through the suicide path and overdosing,” Inglis said.

    “We had a few players a couple of years ago in Aaron Gray and Dylan Walker which really scared me, the entire club and the rugby league community. It ain’t weak to speak.”

    If you or anyone you know needs help, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36.

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    • Roar Guru

      July 17th 2017 @ 11:45am
      Hoy said | July 17th 2017 @ 11:45am | ! Report

      What seemed odd to me in this interview, and perhaps someone can help me with this… Both Johns and GI said that they missed the comradery and just being around the boys… Johns, I get, he’s retired from the game, but he can move on with his show etc. But GI is injured… Not retired or moved clubs or something… surely he can go to the change rooms, attend training etc? Surely he can “be around the boys” when he wants. He’s the club captain for goodness sake.

    • Roar Rookie

      July 17th 2017 @ 1:16pm
      steveng said | July 17th 2017 @ 1:16pm | ! Report

      GI, with all due respect, hasn’t had much more than RL in his life, if he is that greatly affected by a season ending injury. Cheer up Greg!!! You have the chance to get back to the rabble at Souths in 2018 lol and while you’re at it, take the rest of the Rabbitohs players and staff to the ‘head shrink’, as they needed more than you lol.

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