Suicide and depression presentation this week

Eric Hipple is an authority on depression and suicide, and he will speak at Youngstown State University on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.

Eric Hipple

Eric Hipple, former quarterback with the Detroit Lions and one of the nation’s foremost authorities on depression and suicide, will bring his “You Can Make It!” program to Youngstown State University at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center.

The YSU Department of Campus Recreation & Student Programming, Department of Athletics, Center for Human Services Development, Housing & Residence Life, Office of Student Diversity, and the Student Government Association sponsor the program. The program is also co-sponsored by YSU’s Greek Campus Life organizations.

Hipple’s message of awareness of signs and symptoms of depression, steps to recovery, and resilience, has helped individuals, families, schools and employers as they care for families, students and employees. Hipple has been a professional motivational speaker on topics of depressive disorder awareness and treatment after the death of his 15-year-old son by suicide. He has devoted his life to building awareness and breaking down the stigma surrounding depressive illnesses.

For further information, contact the YSU Campus Recreation & Student Programming Office at 330-941-3575.