E26 | Lance Picioane | AFL Footballer | Charity | Foundation | Mental Health | CEO
Lance Picioane was a first round draft pick in the AFL - Australian Football League - with incredibly high expectations. But, playing Australian rules, where battle is done in gladiatorial like stadiums, was masking a private battle that Lance was facing. We all now know that athletes have human fragilities too.
Lance takes us through his youth, football career, and some of his troubled times as his parallel mental health battles led to substance abuse and a descent into troubled waters.
Lance is a character of exceptional qualities, brought out by the exceptional women in his life. With his Mum and his wife by his side, Lance was able to find a positive path into good mental health and he founded Love Me Love You, a foundation built purposefully so that people who face mental health struggles can walk the pathway with support.
Whilst his football career was important, his post-football life changing people’s lives and getting them help is truly remarkable and inspirational.
Have a listen to this candid and brutally honest discussion on Disciplinn this week. Enjoy.