Today is world mental health day. In this video, produced by the club, Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker talks about his experience of carrying out mandatory social service as a young man, and meeting people who had mental health issues.
He says it made him a better person and a better footballer.
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
Watch Per, and let’s talk.