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NRL legend Greg Inglis reveals how life without sport unmasked a mental illness – ABC News

Without rugby league, Greg Inglis was lost, spiralling into depression and in a dark place. In his first major interview since retirement, Inglis opens up about years of misdiagnosis, self-medication, and how he was finally able to make sense of the overwhelm…

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Rugby league is a tough game played by tough people. It’s a culture that doesn’t readily accommodate vulnerability.
And that’s the very reason league legend Greg Inglis is speaking publicly about his battle with mental illness and how he turned his life around.
“I want people to know that they’re not alone, and it is OK to actually reach out,” Inglis tells Australian Story.
Inglis was diagnosed with a bipolar II disorder in June last year, following a second stint in rehab for alcohol problem…

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