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Sacked by Depression
There's no crying in football, right? That's what Eric Hipple thought, and when the Detroit Lions quarterback was hit head-on with the tragic suicide of his 15-year-old son, Jeff, he wasn't sure what to do about the onset of a very real depression. Luckily, Hipple was able to seek treatment and has written a book about his experience called Real Men Do Cry: A Quarterback's Inspiring Story of Tackling Depression and Surviving Suicide Loss.
Hipple says he is doing better, but he still questions himself about his son.
"How could he have been in so much pain, yet I couldn't see it? I now know that beyond the external pressures causing Jeff's changes, he was desperately trying to cope, as I had, with undiagnosed depression," he tells the Vancouver Sun. "That also helped me to come to the decision to do this, to get the word out, because there seems to be a great need. There are people in despair that don't know about the resources available.''
We think its great that a real tough guy like Hipple has come out to talk about his depression. It couldn't have been easy but it will surely help countless folks who believe that depression is only reserved for the weak willed. This guy had to battle against 300-pound offensive linemen and you can't get much tougher than that.