Depression is one of the greatest problems and killers of our time.  Former pro football player Eric Hipple knows that for a fact!  Eric's son committed suicide when he was 15 years old.

Eric tells KSOO Radio:  "Sometimes in my life (especially after my son's death), I felt life wasn't worth living.  I felt like I was a burden on everyone else.  I just couldn't find any happiness.   But, even back in college, I went through a whole quarter where I had a tough time getting out of bed.  I just thought it was climate change---a Southern California kid at Utah state surrounded by snow.  I thought that was it.  But, it was much deeper than that.

Eric Hipple, who is the Outreach Coordinator of the Depression Center of the University of Michigan, urges people who suffer from depression to get help!