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Inside the mind of a suicidal sports star: I wanted ‘to kill myself,’ recalls Leon McKenzie

(CNN)Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. One person takes their life every 90 minutes — the same amount of time it takes to play a match of football. Former English footballer Leon McKenzie, who made his name as a prolific goalscorer in the late 90s and early 2000s, is hoping he can help others by speaking out about his own mental health issues. It was in 2009, while playing for third tier side Charlton Athletic, that McKenzie decided to try and kill himself by overdosing on pills in his hotel room. JUST WATCHED 6 teen suicides in Ohio school district Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH 6 teen…