England Test captain Ben Stokes has spoken of his pride over his journey as he confessed he had "gone through a lot of stuff".
Stokes took a break from cricket for five months in 2021 to prioritise his mental health after suffering panic attacks, recently revealing that he feared he may never play cricket again.
Since his return he has taken over the England Test captaincy from Joe Root and won his first four matches before last week's defeat to visiting South Africa.
The 31-year-old is the focus of a new Amazon Prime documentary that goes into detail on Stokes' battle with mental health.
On Wednesday he reflected on his journey, telling reporters: "Looking back on everything I went through and seeing myself in a different way is something I can look back on now and almost go 'I've gone through a lot of stuff' but managed to work my way through it.
"To be here today as England Test captain is something hopefully a lot of people can take a lot of promise from and realise that even when you do feel like you are down and dark you can bounce back and achieve things you want to.
"When the project had finished and I watched it back for the first time, the first impression I got was that maybe it would help people.
"I went into quite a lot with it because the experiences I went through was something that a lot of people do go through but sometimes don't feel like they can talk about.
"But me being me, and the platform I've got to go into what I went through from a non-selfish point of view, was something I wanted to do.
"And I'm actually very proud of the stuff I've gone into and I've already received a lot of messages from people saying thanks for doing what you did."