Everton’s Barnard has revealed how therapy has helped him deal with panic attacks.

Everton winger Bernard has admitted he has been seeing a psychologist after suffering from panic attacks last year.

The Brazilian returned to Goodison Park in 2018 and has made 61 appearances in all competitions, with five goals and six assists.

“I’ve never talked about it publicly, but I had a panic attack last year. I sought help because I really needed it and I’ve become a better, more positive person. “@b_10duarte opens up about his mental health and gets behind @EITC’s People’s Place plans.

— Everton (@Everton) July 4, 2020

He has been a regular part of Carlo Ancelotti’s side this season, helping Everton return to the Premier League table. However, he admitted on the club’s official website that he is struggling off the pitch.

“I’ve been in therapy for the past year, I see a psychologist,” she said. “It’s not something I’ve been stigmatized about before, but I never thought I’d need this kind of treatment.

“But now I see how much I’ve developed as a person, as a human being, how much it’s helped me in my work.

“I’ve never talked to anyone publicly about this… I think it would be good for this to be seen as a way to help people go to a psychologist or psychiatrist.

“I had an anxiety attack a year ago, the psychologist really helped, the other professionals involved helped me a lot.

Bernard suffered an anxiety attack in 2019 / Ben Early – AMA/Getty Images

“I asked for help as I genuinely needed it, but if only I had known how much this professional was helping me, not only with the anxiety, with the attack on me, but In all areas of my life[Iwouldlikehelpsoon”[Iwouldhaveaskedforhelpsooner”[میںجلدہیمددمانگتا۔”[Iwouldhaveaskedforhelpsooner”

The 27-year-old has offered his support for the club’s proposed mental health facility Everton’s People’s Place, which was granted planning permission in May, and has encouraged fans not to be ashamed of needing help. .

“We’re all vulnerable to any kind of situation, because we’re all human,” Bernard said.
“In many cases I see people are resistant and don’t seek help… They don’t take medication that can help with this process.

? | #EFC and our official charity, @EITC, have launched a new mental health-focused campaign to raise funds to build a permanent facility – called ‘The People’s Place’ – in the shadow of Goodison Park.

More info and full video ⤵️https://t.co/wrLhcBh8Fs pic.twitter.com/2l6Ux6jnx3

— Everton (@Everton) August 7, 2018

“I was surprised but I’ve always been a person who bottled everything up and kept everything that happened in my life to myself.

“The only person I’ve opened up about is my psychologist and, often times, I feel embarrassed to talk about certain things.

“I once heard a good description from a psychologist, he takes the boxes and puts them in the right place, and putting the boxes in the right place helps us to reconstruct who we really are. “

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