That's a pretty raw article, in terms of revealing his emotions about his recent mental health issues and personal experience in receiving treatment, written by James.
It's a very brave move by James and hopefully most people that read his article will show a bit of compassion and empathy towards him and his family's plight over what he's had to endure over the past four years. Having said that though, with the forum that he's chosen (The Herald Sun) to make his public comeback, I hold very little hope with the pond scum that regularly frequent their comments sections.
It was also fantastic to see Hirdy pay a glowing tribute to Tania, after all the disgusting unfounded rumours during the height of the saga about their apparently failing marriage and allegations of infidelity, of the strength and support that she showed him during his low times.
It's great to see that they haven't let the miserable farks and trolls that wished them both all sorts of pain to come out the other side even stronger than ever before.
It's also encouraging to read that he still has a passion for the club, with him looking forward to the future and a new successful era for it, and of his acknowledgement of us supporters of our club.
This article should also serve as an example to anyone that is going through, or has been through a similar experience to James, that having resilience is a thoroughly important personal trait to have and that no matter how low you fall, there is always the chance to pull yourself out of the mire with the right professional help and strong family and friends support.
Good on Hirdy for writing that article and I dearly hope that he is in a much healthier and better place than he was a couple of months back.