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Should darts players be talking more about mental health?

Post by ChrisW » Mon May 20, 2019 9:14 am

Following the BBC program 'A Royal Team Talk: Tackling Mental Health' should darts players also be opening up more about their mental health issues?

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Post by Ginge » Mon May 20, 2019 9:16 am

One of them has done so recently, hasn't he?
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Post by Paddy McGinty » Mon May 20, 2019 9:17 am

Seems like everyone's mental nowadays........
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Post by ChrisW » Mon May 20, 2019 9:21 am

Ginge wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:16 am
One of them has done so recently, has't he?
Yes but I suppose he is not the only sufferer.

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Post by Ginge » Mon May 20, 2019 9:22 am

ChrisW wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:21 am
Ginge wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:16 am
One of them has done so recently, has't he?
Yes but I suppose he is not the only sufferer.
Just needs one to open the floodgates, as it were.

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Post by Paddy McGinty » Mon May 20, 2019 9:24 am

Ginge wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:22 am
ChrisW wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:21 am
Ginge wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:16 am
One of them has done so recently, has't he?
Yes but I suppose he is not the only sufferer.
Just needs one to open the floodgates, as it were.
Everybody will be jumping on.........
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Re: Should darts players be talking more about mental health?

Post by Ginge » Mon May 20, 2019 9:25 am

Paddy McGinty wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:24 am
Ginge wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:22 am
ChrisW wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:21 am
Ginge wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:16 am
One of them has done so recently, has't he?
Yes but I suppose he is not the only sufferer.
Just needs one to open the floodgates, as it were.
Everybody will be jumping on.........
Is there nothing you want to tell us, mate? You know it's OK not to be OK. Some could say pretending to be a "simple Irish farmer" for years is a cry for help.....

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Post by Paddy McGinty » Mon May 20, 2019 9:33 am

Thanks for your concern, it means a lot to me.

Nowadays everyone is either mental, had learning difficulties, been abused or been offended. People must have some excuse for being a failure...
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Re: Should darts players be talking more about mental health?

Post by Case » Mon May 20, 2019 9:47 am

Whole of mankind is a failure, we're realising it one by one.

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Post by Buzz Fledderjohn » Mon May 20, 2019 9:55 am

That's pretty deep for a Monday morning.

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Re: Should darts players be talking more about mental health?

Post by nikkiboy » Mon May 20, 2019 10:11 am

Buzz Fledderjohn wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:55 am
That's pretty deep for a Monday morning.
Keep your sex life to yourself
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Post by nikkiboy » Mon May 20, 2019 10:14 am

It's the victim mentality everyone is being told they must have, anyone else noticed that anyone who uses #metoo and the like are now called 'survivors'
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Post by Buzz Fledderjohn » Mon May 20, 2019 10:45 am

nikkiboy wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 10:11 am
Buzz Fledderjohn wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:55 am
That's pretty deep for a Monday morning.
Keep your sex life to yourself
I do. Much more often than I'd like.

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Post by Paddy McGinty » Mon May 20, 2019 10:50 am

I survived Vegas 3 times so i must be a Vet now and should get preferential treatment when queuing for public transport.......
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Re: Should darts players be talking more about mental health?

Post by 1205 » Mon May 20, 2019 11:32 am

nikkiboy wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 10:14 am
It's the victim mentality everyone is being told they must have, anyone else noticed that anyone who uses #metoo and the like are now called 'survivors'
The use of survivor is to try to help avoid victim mentality and victim blaming by not using the word victim.

As with everybody else, darts players can have mental health problems. It should be obvious given that there's someone with Type 2 bipolar in the top 10.

The big concern is obviously depression. Something the PDPA can help with. I'd hope that by now people are more educated and more willing to seek out help, but in a competitive arena, people might be concerned about discussing negative thoughts as weakness. I know someone who suffers from depression. It's not something to be taken lightly.

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Post by nikkiboy » Mon May 20, 2019 1:49 pm

1205 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 11:32 am
nikkiboy wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 10:14 am
It's the victim mentality everyone is being told they must have, anyone else noticed that anyone who uses #metoo and the like are now called 'survivors'
The use of survivor is to try to help avoid victim mentality and victim blaming by not using the word victim.
Explain to me how someone touched up by Harvey Weinstein can be a 'survivor' when nobody died?
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Re: Should darts players be talking more about mental health?

Post by Ginge » Mon May 20, 2019 1:51 pm

Crying out loud Nick, are you saying people who are classed as "survivors" of domestic abuse shouldnt be called that either? Typical big butch bloke syndrome you have, its OK not to be OK you know.

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Re: Should darts players be talking more about mental health?

Post by nikkiboy » Mon May 20, 2019 1:58 pm

Ginge wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Crying out loud Nick, are you saying people who are classed as "survivors" of domestic abuse shouldnt be called that either? Typical big butch bloke syndrome you have, its OK not to be OK you know.
I know it's OK not to be OK but playing into this victim/survivor mentality is turning everyone into #victims
I still would like you to explain how someone who was a victim of a crime that never involded death can be a survivor.

Survivor: a person who survives, especially a person remaining alive after an event in which others have died.
"he was the sole survivor of the massacre"


If you're classing a survivor as anyone who's ever had a bad experience then congratulations we are all survivors.
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Re: Should darts players be talking more about mental health?

Post by Ginge » Mon May 20, 2019 2:00 pm

"Nobody who walked away from this plane crash can be called a "survivor" because nobody died in it"

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/31/amer ... index.html

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Re: Should darts players be talking more about mental health?

Post by nikkiboy » Mon May 20, 2019 2:03 pm

Ginge wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 2:00 pm
"Nobody who walked away from this plane crash can be called a "survivor" because nobody died in it"

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/31/amer ... index.html
But the definition already allows for people to survive a life threatening event or condition, i.e. 'he survived cancer', survived a plane crash and I have no issue in that at all.

Please explain to me how someone 'survived' being touched up by Harvey Weinstein?
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