Depression affects all of us in deep and devastating ways—even those we might not expect.
"It was the thought that people aren't going to miss me. I was shameful and guilty of being depressed all the time. I didn't want to be around anymore," said former NFL quarterback and Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien.
Throughout the course of his NFL career, Rypien experienced what more than 2 million people across the U.S. suffer every year: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), a disruption in the normal function of the brain caused by injury. TBI is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. according to the CDC, and yet, it’s a topic rarely discussed in film, news or other media.
In her newest film “Quiet Explosions, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jerri Sher aims to shed a light on TBI, as well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Throughout this powerful documentary, Sher examines what life is like for those suffering from a TBI, interviewing and highlighting stories from Rypien, world surfing champion Shawn Dollar, and Sergeant First Class & Special Forces Green Beret Andrew Marr, who authored the book “Tales From the Blast Factory” that inspired Sher’s film.
Sher also discusses in detail transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a form of revolutionary treatment, and our team at TMS Solutions is featured in her groundbreaking film.tm
As a TMS Solutions patient, Rypien has long been an advocate for TMS, and in a 2019 interview said, “I recommend it to anyone who is wanting to get to a place where they’re not being medicated all the time to deal with their depression and anxiety.”
TMS Solutions is a leader in the advancement of TMS as a treatment for depression and other mental illnesses, and we, of course, strongly believe in telling these stories and spreading awareness about effective treatments for TBI, PTSD and other mental issues.
Seeing the change in someone who has suffered with depression for their entire life is one of the most inspiring things you can witness. In just 30 treatments at TMS Solutions, debilitating depression can actually fade away. Our patients can finally get their lives back. This is what drives us at TMS Solutions. This is why we do what we do.
“Quiet Explosions” is available on DVD and SVOD (Amazon) on November 10, 2020, one day before Veterans Day. We are proud of the work Director Jerri Sher put into this documentary, and we encourage you to watch and share it with your friends and family.