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West Ham fans heap praise on Gilly Flaherty as she reveals mental health struggles

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Some on social media have been lauding West Ham Women captain 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 Arsenal 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 and is clearly a much-treasured member of the Hammers family, helping to keep the side comfortably afloat in 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…

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