Clinical depression is something that nearly 10 million people in America struggle with. And who better to talk to you about the affliction than a former Lions quarterback?
Eric Hipple, who played nine seasons for Detroit from 1980-89, was devastated in 2000 when his 15-year-old son took his own life amidst a battle with depression. He’s now giving seminars to teenagers in Michigan, informing them about depression and imploring them to seek help if they’re suffering. Unfortunately, Hipple’s former employer hasn’t done a whole lot to lift the spirits around there over the last 50 years.