Tyson Fury has beaten his demons to become a champion for mental health | Benji Waterstones

05 December 2018 12:44
The heavyweight boxer who used to pray for death has shown that depression and addiction don’t have to be for everAs a psychiatrist whose job is to preserve healthy minds, it feels a little unusual to be championing a mental health advocate who punches people in the head for a job. But that’s where I find myself with Tyson Fury.On Sunday, having set my alarm for silly o’clock in the morning, I got up, boiled the kettle and sat down to watch two grown men try to knock each other into states of unconsciousness; the kind I’d always been taught to avoid at medical school. I’m not really a fan of boxing. Besides the risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy induced by a head injury (“punch-drunk syndrome”), I’ve never understood how bloody violence is permissible in society so long as it’s within a ring? Related: US fans don’t always take British boxing seriously – Fury showed they should | Richard Williams Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian