Tony Angus Chat Time Podcast

AFL Star Nathan Thompson - Mental Health

September 05, 2020 Tony Season 1 Episode 14
Tony Angus Chat Time Podcast
AFL Star Nathan Thompson - Mental Health
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Tony Angus Chat Time Podcast
AFL Star Nathan Thompson - Mental Health
Sep 05, 2020 Season 1 Episode 14
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Recruited from Kyneton, Nathan made his debut for the Hawthorn Football Club in 1998, as a mere 20-year old.  He would go on to run third in the club's best and fairest in 2001 and be their leading goal kicker for seasons 2003 and 2004.  Nathan would then move to North Melbourne where he would, again, leading the club's scoring for the 2005 season.  A ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament put paid to Nathan's 2007 and he retired from the AFL in 2008, returning to the VFL, playing there until 2016, where he returned home to play for Kyneton.
Nathan is also very well known for announcing to the football world that he suffered from debilitating clinical depression and is widely regarded as the person most responsible for raising awareness to mental health issues in the AFL and sports in general.
In this episode we discuss in depth Nathan's lifelong battle with mental illness and the steps he has taken to be well.  I think you'll be impressed with his honesty and candor.
I am excited to present to you, the one and only Nathan Thompson 

Show Notes

Recruited from Kyneton, Nathan made his debut for the Hawthorn Football Club in 1998, as a mere 20-year old.  He would go on to run third in the club's best and fairest in 2001 and be their leading goal kicker for seasons 2003 and 2004.  Nathan would then move to North Melbourne where he would, again, leading the club's scoring for the 2005 season.  A ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament put paid to Nathan's 2007 and he retired from the AFL in 2008, returning to the VFL, playing there until 2016, where he returned home to play for Kyneton.
Nathan is also very well known for announcing to the football world that he suffered from debilitating clinical depression and is widely regarded as the person most responsible for raising awareness to mental health issues in the AFL and sports in general.
In this episode we discuss in depth Nathan's lifelong battle with mental illness and the steps he has taken to be well.  I think you'll be impressed with his honesty and candor.
I am excited to present to you, the one and only Nathan Thompson