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From The42 'My life was turned upside down by having two kids on my own at the age of 18' - Stephen Ireland Opening Up

'My life was turned upside down by having two kids on my own at the age of 18' - Stephen Ireland

Now 33, the ex-Ireland and Manchester City midfielder has opened up about his fall-out from international football and the demise of his club career.

From The42 'You're just accepted for who you are and that's the way it should be in men's or women's football' Opening Up

'You're just accepted for who you are and that's the way it should be in men's or women's football'

Ireland captain Katie McCabe reflects on the positive reaction since opening up about her relationship with team-mate Ruesha Littlejohn.

From The42 'I hated rugby' - retired All Black Dagg on mental health battle Opening Up

'I hated rugby' - retired All Black Dagg on mental health battle

Israel Dagg retired last week due to a chronic knee injury.

From The42 'The big thing for me was to show it's not just depression and anxiety. There's loads of mental health issues' Opening Up

'The big thing for me was to show it's not just depression and anxiety. There's loads of mental health issues'

Roscommon footballer Amanda McLoone reached out to the WGPA counselling service last year when she began to feel overwhelmed in her life.

'If it helps one girl or one boy, then talking about it has been completely worth it'

Dublin star Nicole Owens reflects on opening up about her personal struggles and sharing her story over the past year.

From The42 Lewandowski breaks silence on wish to leave Bayern Munich Opening Up

Lewandowski breaks silence on wish to leave Bayern Munich

The Polish striker insists he is ready to win titles again this season with the Bavarians.

From The42 'I felt like I was not a good mom' - Serena Williams shares challenge of postpartum emotions Opening Up

'I felt like I was not a good mom' - Serena Williams shares challenge of postpartum emotions

Talking to friends and family is a good solution to mental health issues experienced after giving birth, she says.

From The42 'I was rushed into a side-room and a doctor said, 'You're heading towards kidney failure'' Long Road Back

'I was rushed into a side-room and a doctor said, 'You're heading towards kidney failure''

Sligo goalkeeper Noelle Gormley shares her story.

From The42 'I remember actually crying and thinking, 'I'm never going to play for Dublin again'' Opening Up

'I remember actually crying and thinking, 'I'm never going to play for Dublin again''

Dublin’s Amy Connolly shares her story.

From The42 Referee Clattenburg admits allowing Spurs to 'self-destruct' and lose the title Man In The Middle

Referee Clattenburg admits allowing Spurs to 'self-destruct' and lose the title

Tottenham’s clash with Chelsea proved key in handing the Premier League to Leicester City in 2016.

From The42 'I never saw a way out until I started to talk about it': Ex-Liverpool keeper Kirkland reveals depression fight Chris Kirkland
From The42 'With the mindset I had, a grand was like a tenner': Kyle Lafferty admits gambling addiction Opening Up

'With the mindset I had, a grand was like a tenner': Kyle Lafferty admits gambling addiction

The Northern Ireland international gave a remarkably candid interview to BBC Scotland.

From The42 'I've known I was different since I was five' - British cycling great reveals gender transition Opening Up

'I've known I was different since I was five' - British cycling great reveals gender transition

58-year-old Scot Robert Millar is now known as Philippa York.

From The42 'I felt like the biggest liar ever. You don't want people to think differently of you' Opening Up

'I felt like the biggest liar ever. You don't want people to think differently of you'

Kildare captain Erica Burke shares her story.

From The42 'I was feeling terrible and losing weight': Down's Marty Clarke on forced retirement and 'difficult few weeks' Opening Up

'I was feeling terrible and losing weight': Down's Marty Clarke on forced retirement and 'difficult few weeks'

The 29-year-old suffers from a rare medical condition called Addison’s Disease.

From The42 'Testing positive for cocaine saved my career' - Livermore Opening Up

'Testing positive for cocaine saved my career' - Livermore

The Hull midfielder has opened up to the BBC about a dark time in his life.

From The42 'People say you forget everything when you're on the pitch playing football but I didn't' Opening Up

'People say you forget everything when you're on the pitch playing football but I didn't'

Mikey Drennan opens up about his battle with depression.

From The42 'I spent 20 years bottling up my feelings': Irish cricketer John Mooney talks openly about his battle with depression Opening Up

'I spent 20 years bottling up my feelings': Irish cricketer John Mooney talks openly about his battle with depression

All-rounder’s struggles came to a head when he left a Caribbean tour earlier this year because of mental health issues.

From TheJournal.ie Google's Nest wants to connect all of your devices in the one place Opening Up

Google's Nest wants to connect all of your devices in the one place

Nest has partnered with a number of companies including Mercedes-Benz, Jawbone, Whirlpool, Logitech, and IFTTT which will see their devices connected to its products.

From The42 VIDEO: Alan Quinlan opens up about his depression Speaking Out This post contains videos

VIDEO: Alan Quinlan opens up about his depression

The ex-Munster star explains how he overcame initial nervousness to discuss his illness, and encourages others to do so too.