Neil Lennon on experience of dealing with depression

Hibernian manager praised the club and people around him for their support

Hibernian boss Neil Lennon has spoken about his own personal experience of dealing with depression in their Scottish Championship title-winning season.

He says the club helped him come through it, and that it was a "great feeling" to come out the other side.

Lennon has spoken before about struggles with his mental health while he was a player.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, he has urged people to seek help when they need it.

"The job is difficult enough when you're feeling okay," said the former Celtic player and manager.

"But when you suffer from a bout of depression everything is magnified. You feel 10 times worse about things.  I did have an episode of it this season for about four or five weeks and the club were great about it.

"They were really supportive, as were my back-room staff as well.

"I got through it okay and came out the other side. When you come out the other side it's a great feeling."

Lennon added: "What you do is you put a brave face on publicly but inside you're feeling it so I totally understand why people don't want to talk about it but the more you talk about it with professional people, the easier it becomes to deal with."

If you've been affected by the issues raised in this post, you can contact Samaritans at 116 123 or by emailing jo@samaritans.org.