Sussex cricket manager Mark Robinson has praised Michael Yardy for his honesty and courage after announcing he was returning home from the World Cup due to depression.
The 30-year-old has had to leave the England camp two days before their quarter-final with Sri Lanka after admitting he cannot continue in his current state.
Yardy, who will arrive home on Friday morning, is not the first England player to suffer from depression in recent times, with Marcus Trescothick retiring from the international game in 2008 after a long fight with the mental illness.
County coach Robinson has credited Yardy for following in Trescothick's footsteps by publicly admitting his issues, which he believes will help others in all walks of life.
"The first thing we have to do is respect his decision," he told Sky Sports News.
"We are very proud of his achievements in terms of England and Sussex and also the fact he has been brave enough and courageous enough to go public with the reasons why he is leaving the England tour.
"I know he is gutted to actually come home because obviously it is dream to be out at the World Cup and to play for England.
"To come away is a brave decision. To go public and to go so honestly with his decision is something we really admire."
Former England captain Michael Vaughan was skipper when Trescothick quit a tour of India to return home in February 2006.
He told BBC Sport: "It can never be an easy decision to leave a World Cup so he's clearly got himself into such a state and has been struggling for a period of time to come to this decision. My support is completely with him. The support network that Marcus Trescothick got - I'm sure will be exactly the same with Michael Yardy."