The Villa center back, who made his England debut last year, spoke about the mental health aspect of being an athlete.
He does not believe that clubs and wider football authorities care much about the mental health of players, and it is on the individual to take care of themselves.
Speaking on anew documentary 'Football, Prince William and our Mental Health' which airs on BBC1, Mings said: "It's a difficult one.
"Nobody really cares about if you have a bad day, nobody really cares if you might behaving a problem mentally or a problem physically, or problems at home.
"You can't carry that into a game because you only really get judged on your performance."
He added: "I pay a psychologist to help me throughout the week.
"I found that throughou tinjury and stuff, that was the thing that helped me."