Rhinos Crosby opens up about personal tragedy

Leeds Rhinos forward Dom Crosby has revealed in a heart wrenching feature about how personal tragedy hit his life in recent years and how he has learned to open up about the challenges he has faced.

Crosby, who joined the Rhinos from Warrington midway through the 2018 season, lost his daughter Ada soon after she was born back in 2017 and he speaks about that time and he thought he was dealing with the emotions he faced at the time. He is now an ambassador for the charity StrongMen.

StrongMen are a fully registered charity with aims and ambitions to tackle emotional and mental health issues brought about by the suffering from bereavement.

StrongMen will initially provide and deliver, free weekend breaks for men aged between 18 and 55 who have suffered the bereavement of a spouse, child, parent or sibling.

Mental health issues within men is a difficult subject to tackle for many reasons. Grief is one of the biggest causes of conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress and in extreme cases, PTSD.

It is with personal experience in these issues that the team behind StrongMen believe they can create a unique service that encourages and promotes men speaking out about their problems.

They aim to achieve this in many ways, with the primary focus being on weekend breaks for men based around physical activity’s along with talks and discussions from experts on the importance of looking after your body through areas such as nutrition, leisure and exercise to aid recovery alongside speaking to people about your thoughts and problems.

You can find out more about StrongMen by clicking here.