Documentary ‘After the Lower’ looks at men’s mental health after sports retirement

British broadcaster BT Sport premieres after the roar On September 9, 2022, we look at the mental health struggles former elite athletes face after retirement. Many professional athletes have said that his retirement life is a big difference from his playing career.

Fronted by former Irish Leinster and Lions rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll, the documentary looks back on his 15-year playing career and other players.They are post-competition health issuesand the potential for reduced revenue, attention and competitive pressure.

“When I retired, I faced one of the most difficult challenges I’ve ever faced: life after sports,” says O’Driscoll.

“From the outside my retirement may have seemed easy, but in reality I had my own battle. We want to better understand the impact.”

“Suicide is the number one killer of men under 50 in 21st-century Britain and Ireland. there is.”

England men’s national football team manager Gareth Southgate, former coach of the Australian rugby union side Michael Cheika, champion jockey AP McCoy, boxer and Team GB Olympic medalist Anthony Ogogo, England stars in a variety of sports. appears throughout the work. International cricketer Johnny Beastow.

Author and psychotherapist Richie Sadoria appears in the documentary alongside O’Driscoll. Sadlier used to play English football as a professional footballer for his club Millwall. He made his international debut for Ireland in 2002 when a serious hip injury forced him to retire.

Zeeshan Saeed, president and co-founder of FSD Pharma Inc., says the subject has been left unexplored for a very long time.

“Mental health is an important factor in everything we do at FSD. Mental health is a big issue increasingly recognized in recent years, through unfortunately and sometimes tragic stories. Documentaries that explain audience emotions and scenarios are very important. “

He continues: Ultimately the most important thing is to recognize that this is a problem, and as a society we need to focus on solving it. “

FSD’s subsidiary, Lucid Psycheuticals Inc., focuses on the research and development of its lead compounds, Lucid-Psych and Lucid-MS. Lucid-Psych is a molecular compound identified as a potential treatment for mental health disorders. Lucid-MS is a molecular compound identified as a potential therapeutic for neurodegenerative diseases. Major depressive disorder is their core area with the goal of bringing products to market without unpleasant side effects.

Major depressive disorder, often a drug-resistant state, Approximately 17 million people affected in North America aloneFSD’s work has been published in leading medical journals such as the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Said continued. This is a broad question that much of the scientific community is trying to address. Impact on military personnel Similarly, they are mentally and physically trained to deal with post-battle cessation of action, but not emotionally.

The film is a co-production between BT Sport Films and 3 Rock Productions. Executive Producers are Sally Brown (BT Sport), Craig Doyle and Keith Doyle (3 Rock Productions) with a team of producers and directors of Theo Leeley, Isobel Williams and Marc Sherman (BT Sport Films).

Craig Doyle says: Mental health can be more fragile than anyone elseI wanted to explore this issue in a documentary and find it really rewarding to see an idea turn into this powerful and insightful BT sports film. “

“When Brian agreed to see a therapist as the backbone of the film, we knew there was something really special. The BT Sport Films team of Isobel Williams, Theo Lee Ray and Mark Sherman have a deep understanding of the issue, tell the story in a sensitive way and We have created an incredibly strong film and we are extremely proud of our creative partnership with BT Sport Films.” Documentary ‘After the Lower’ looks at men’s mental health after sports retirement

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