His comments came seven months after he first revealed the true extent of his off-field problems in an interview with BBC presenter Maya Jama as part of the #SoundOfSupport series.
Lingard explained: “I was the type of guy that liked to bottle things up, keep everything to myself, but various things happened and I felt it was the right time to speak out.
“Last season, I was going through some things off the field with my family so it was difficult for me to perform on the field.
“I’m very family-orientated and my mum was going through some things last year with depression…she went to London to get that sorted out so in the meantime, I had to look after my little brother and sister who are 12 and 15.
“I was still performing at the same time. You just get to that point where you’re like, ‘I’ve got to actually say something here’. I spoke to my family and stuff like that. It felt so much better.”