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Kris Boyd is Praised on Twitter After Launching Mental Health Charity

Kris Boyd is Praised on Twitter After Launching Mental Health Charity

Kris Boyd officially launched his mental health charity this afternoon and the Kilmarnock striker has received waves of support on social media.

The former Scotland international’s decision to start the charity was heavily influenced by his brother, Scott, who tragically took his own life in 2016.

Boyd admits that losing his brother at such a young age – he was just 27-years old – was a real wake-up call and that he’s now looking to end the stigma surrounding mental health as a result.

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The ex-Rangers striker is aiming to combat the misconceptions surrounding both stress and anxiety through the Kris Boyd Charity – Getting Your Head Back in the Game.

Boyd, who holds the record for scoring the most goals in Scottish Premier League history, told the website that he’s aiming to both raise awareness and “ultimately find better solutions” to mental health issues.

And while he concedes that the charity is not prescribing medication and that they won’t be able to cure all the ills, he’s been commended on social media for looking to make a positive change:

 

Brilliant effort!

You can donate to the Kris Boyd Charity via the official website here.

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