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Helping remove the stigma surrounding mental issues

Mr Kirwan, a member of the All Blacks side that won the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987, was one of the first athletes to open up about his struggles with anxiety and depression in the early 2000s.


ANXIETY and depression have often been cast in a negative light and many who suffer from them view it as a stigma.

These are thoughts not lost on New Zealand All Black and rugby union legend John Kirwan, who is no stranger to facing mental health issues, himself.


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