Date: 6th February 2020 at 7:34pm
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Some on social media have been lauding West Ham Women Gilly Flaherty as she revealed her past struggles with mental health.

In an interview with the club as part of the Women’s Super League’s Heads Up campaign, Flaherty discussed an attempted suicide when she was a teenager at whilst struggling to come to terms with her football, her education and her sexuality.

Flaherty feeling comfortable enough to talk about her problems and getting help from West Ham and the league do so is one of the few positive things to come out of the club recently.

The 28-year-old has captained Matt Beard’s side fiercely since joining before their first step into professional football and is clearly a much-treasured member of family, helping to keep the side comfortably afloat in WSL 1 and to get to the FA Cup final last season.

You can see the pick of the admiration for Flaherty and her openness in speaking out, below…