Former NFL quarterback speaks on suicide prevention
September 3, 2009
By J.D. Leipold
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 3, 2009) -- Former Detroit Lions' quarterback Eric Hipple paid a call on Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli at the Pentagon Sept. 3 to discuss ideas on suicide prevention among Soldiers.
Hipple, who lost his 15-year-old son to suicide also spoke about suicide prevention in the Pentagon auditorium and later held a booking signing of "Real Men Do Cry," his story on tackling depression and surviving suicide loss.
Hipple works with the University of Michigan Depression Center as outreach coordinator, where he travels nationwide speaking to teens and adults about ways to recognize the signs of depression and risks for potential suicide.