Suicides Are Not “Valiant”

In some way, we continue to look at suicide as “someone else’s” problem. Until everyone is affected by it.  There are too many angles to deconstruct the suicide of former NFL All-Pro lineman Junior Seau for me to write about. As someone who has battled depression and had suicidal tendencies a decade ago, I feel that I need…

Fractured Lives

I was going to post a topic that merited a discussion, but I have something a lot more important to roll out this afternoon. In the past, I have written about mental illness and suicide, and the ongoing misunderstanding and handling of individuals who are affected by mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar depression,…

Suicide Knows No Boundaries, Even in the Locker Room

Earlier this month I wrote an entry about mental health and sports.  New York Giants offensive lineman Shawn Andrews, along with Kansas City Royals pitcher Zack Greinke, faced either skepticism or support when they came out in public about their struggle with dealing with depression. On Tuesday, second year Denver Broncos Wide Receiver Kenny McKinley…