Former QPR and Fulham striker Andy Johnson has thrown his support behind Aaron Lennon by raising money for Mind.
The Everton winger was detained under the Mental Health Act by police over concerns for his welfare on Sunday.
The 30-year-old was taken to hospital 'for assessment' after an incident in Salford.
Greater Manchester Police said: "Police were called at around 4.35pm to reports of a concern for the welfare of a man on Eccles Old Road.
"Officers attended and a 30-year-old man was detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act and was taken to hospital for assessment."
A national newspaper has faced heavy criticism for leading on the wage the 21-time England international was earning.
And Johnson, who played for Birmingham, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham and QPR, has pledged to help raise awarness for mental health by donating 10p for ever retweet he receives to Mind in Aaron Lennon's name.
He wrote on Twitter: “It's time to #EndTheStigma and talk about #MentalHealth.”