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.