In light of former rugby player Dan Vickerman's suicide, former Olympic rower Lee-Ann Persse talks about life after competition.
Lee-Ann competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in Rio.
She talks to John Maytham about the depression she suffered after retiring, something a lot more common among high performance athletes than is realised.
Take a listen to her story:
Listen to the full conversation below:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Retired elite athlete opens up about post competitive depression