Within the White Lines

Within the White Lines : How the Beautiful Game Saved my Life

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* An inspiring true story about how a woman found meaning in sport

* A close look at how, no matter how ideal someone's life can seem, anyone can suffer mental health issues

* Discusses exercise and sport as a positive tool for mental health recovery

* Highlights mental health issues developing at a young age

* An enterprising and philanthropic book with contributing proceeds going towards our global mental health charity, The Shaw Mind Foundation
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • Trigger
  • Newark, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1912478609
  • 9781912478606

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"Ruth's story is from her guts and heart. I truly believe there's millions of people who could relate to her powerful journey. She is exceptionally gifted." - Drewe Broughton, Ex-professional Footballer and Performance Coach "This book is an inspiration written by an inspirational lady." - Neville Southall, former footballer "Ruth Fox has opened my eyes and made me think about the way we should be viewing mental health and about the importance of being open, the need to talk and be honest." - Chris Sutton BT Sport & BBC Sport Pundit and Commentator, Ex-professional Footballer "Ruth is an inspiration, who has decided at an incredibly young age, to help others while helping herself. She's going to help a lot of people with this book. Honest, insightful, and candid." - Stan Collymore, former footballer "Ruth has written an honest and heart rendering account of her battle with depression that all of us in football need to read about and learn from." - Dan Abrahams, Sport Psychologist "This book gives insight to a young life torn between wanting to be happy and successful and the "demons" that can affect anyone's wellbeing. Ruth's honesty is fresh, through-provoking and inspiring." - Dame Kelly Holmes "This is a brilliant narrative of what it's really like to battle depression and anxiety and come out the other end. A must read for anyone who's interested in mental health." - Gary Bloom, Clinical Psychotherapist and Broadcaster "Ruth has huge determination and drive, along with a pertinacious approach to changing the attitudes surrounding mental illness. I learnt a lot from meeting her." - Alan Myers, Broadcaster at Sky Sports News
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About Ruth Fox

Ruth Fox lives in Hertfordshire, UK and is a mental health campaigner, author, footballer and public speaker. She was diagnosed with depression at age 14 and has since faced a difficult battle with the illness. She reached her lowest point in November 2017, when she was admitted into hospital following self-harm and suicidal thoughts.Ruth painstakingly rebuilt her life, and has now found her purpose in helping others. Her goal is to have a positive impact on as many people as possible, especially in the sporting world, by emphasising the importance of mental health training. She is a proud ambassador and adviser for The Shaw Mind Foundation, Mental Health FA, and Cambridge United Women's FC.
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