Collingwood forward Alex Fasolo revealed he went to some "dark places" during his depression but admits he is getting better.
Fasolo was Collingwood's hero on Sunday, kicking the sealer as the Pies came from behind in the last quarter to defeat the West Coast Eagles.
His fine display comes just two months after he took time off from the game to treat his depression.
In a post-match interview with Triple M, Fasolo spoke openly about what he has been battling with.
"If I'm really honest with myself, it's probably something that I've been battling for years," the 25-year-old said.
"I probably had to put my hand up and say ‘something is not right here’ and now I’m dealing with it.
"It's something that I'm still learning a lot about myself, to be honest. I'm getting better, I'm getting the treatment that I need.
"It's a bit of a self-journey for me mate, to be honest.
"To think about where I was six months ago and the dark places I got myself into I almost feel silly, but it’s just one of those things and it’s becoming more and more common."
He added: "More than anything, it's the weeks, it's the weeks that were killing me...I was getting to the point where I couldn't hold conversations, I couldn't look blokes in the eye," he said.
"I just know the weeks are getting a lot easier for me...I'm progressing, I'm getting better."
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