Heath Black opens up about his mental health battles

Before every game Heath Black played during his 12-year AFL career, he would sit alone in a cubicle in the changerooms.

Sweating profusely, thoughts about his performance racing around his head, and dry retching because of his severe performance anxiety.

"It felt like I'd played a quarter before I walked down the race," Black said.

The anxiety and his subsequent ADHD diagnosis manifested in a number of ways, which Heath details in his chat with former teammate Matt Pavlich.

Heath has learned ways to cope with his mental health challenges and now works with sporting clubs, businesses, and individuals running seminars on strategies for managing mental health.Heath Black is available to book for guest speaking on mental health on the Pickstar platform.

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Listen to the full episode of Heath Black on Chats with Pav below.

Heath Black on how he overcame his mental health challenge‪s‬

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