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Lee Collins R.I.P.

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« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2021, 13:05:08 pm »

Terrible news, like many others have said he was a cracking lad and a good player, who always gave his all. RIP Lee, condolences to his family.
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« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2021, 17:49:18 pm »

Reports coming out confirm Lee hung himself. Very sad to hear.

Can’t help but feel for his wife and kids. Heartbreaking.
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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2021, 18:13:20 pm »

Heartbreaking is the word. He was someone who clearly went out of his way to help others from the glowing tributes he received from former teammates, was held in high esteem by the fans of every team he played for, was acclaimed as a strong leader by his managers and had a beautiful young family who loved him. On paper he had everything going for him.

What a shame he was clearly in turmoil and seemingly didn't know where to turn when he needed help himself.

It just goes to show, you never know what people are going through on the inside. Rest In Peace, Lee.
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« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2021, 18:40:06 pm »

Very sad, R.I.P.
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« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2021, 20:41:24 pm »

I'm feeling quite maudlin and philosophical about this latest news. In the past I've been a bit glib about suicide and said how I feel more sorry for the people they leave behind than the person themselves. As I've got older though I've come to understand it more and have more of an appreciation of mental health.

I think becoming a father also changes your perspective and I'm laying next to my daughter, trying to get her to sleep as I type this. Seeing her silhouette in the gloom and hearing her gentle breathing as she drifts off, I'm privileged to know to that little girl I'm currently her everything. The main worry I've had through the pandemic is the concern of what would happen to her if anything were to happen to me? How would she cope with a loss like that at her age? How would it affect her as she grew? I'll be honest, it frightened me; I was far more worried about the effect on her rather than my own mortality.

I don't think I'm anything special as a father. I think all parents feel like that. Your child is just more important than you.

Lee Collins had three young daughters and seemingly could still only see this as a way out. To think someone, by all accounts a good person, could feel so badly about things that they lose sight of their value to their children is just heartbreaking.

I've just made a donation to the Just Giving page set up to help Lee's family, along with a second donation to the National Suicide Prevention Alliance's CALM campaign in Lee's name. It would be nice if someone else who finds themselves in this sort of position could be saved on the back of his loss.
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« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2021, 20:49:49 pm »

I'm feeling quite maudlin and philosophical about this latest news. In the past I've been a bit glib about suicide and said how I feel more sorry for the people they leave behind than the person themselves. As I've got older though I've come to understand it more and have more of an appreciation of mental health.

I think becoming a father also changes your perspective and I'm laying next to my daughter, trying to get her to sleep as I type this. Seeing her silhouette in the gloom and hearing her gentle breathing as she drifts off, I'm privileged to know to that little girl I'm currently her everything. The main worry I've had through the pandemic is the concern of what would happen to her if anything were to happen to me? How would she cope with a loss like that at her age? How would it affect her as she grew? I'll be honest, it frightened me; I was far more worried about the effect on her rather than my own mortality.

I don't think I'm anything special as a father. I think all parents feel like that. Your child is just more important than you.

Lee Collins had three young daughters and seemingly could still only see this as a way out. To think someone, by all accounts a good person, could feel so badly about things that they lose sight of their value to their children is just heartbreaking.

I've just made a donation to the Just Giving page set up to help Lee's family, along with a second donation to the National Suicide Prevention Alliance's CALM campaign in Lee's name. It would be nice if someone else who finds themselves in this sort of position could be saved on the back of his loss.

This is actually really quite hard hitting. I have for a while, felt precisely like that (my lads 11). Those 'negative thoughts' are apparently very common for a parent, I didn't realise that until a while back. Thought it was me, for a while. I could have typed that myself, without the good grammar though. Really Good post mate...
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