Football The Swede discussed mental health
Henrik Larsson has revealed that he sought professional help in order to cope with the trauma after his brother, who was suffering from drug addiction, died in 2009.
The Swede’s wife recommended that he see someone and that’s what he did.
“There’s a lot of times you feel uncertain of yourself,” he said during a discussion about mental health on the ‘Lockdown Tactics’ podcast.
“Things might not be going as well as you want.
“During my time in Scotland I had a brother who was on drugs and knowing the things I knew about him and having to go out and perform week in week out wasn’t easy.
“He had at the end an overdose on drugs.
“The pressure my parents felt about that and the worrying they had every night and for me as well sometimes, it’s not easy.
“I talked a lot and still talk to this day with my wife about the things that maybe I didn’t want to talk about with other people.
“I think it’s important to share how you feel in order for somebody to be able to help you.
“I had a period where I wasn’t feeling very good because I had a lot of questions.
“My wife said to me that I needed to go and talk to somebody in order to straighten a few things out.
“I did that.
“I went to a professional and talked to her about different things and felt so much better after that.”