How To Fight Depression

It has been a long goddamn winter. (At least it has here on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, i.e. the center of the known universe.) If you and your people are anything like me and mine, all your conversations over the past few months have tended towards serious discussions of the end times—which, for the… » 3/16/15 1:34pm 3/16/15 1:34pm

Rick DiPietro Says He Battled Depression. Does This Mean We Should Feel…

Islanders goalie has had a week to come to terms with being waived, and possibly the end of his star-crossed NHL career. Yesterday he sounded upbeat about his AHL assignment, telling Newsday, "The last couple of years, with all the injuries, if it's taught me anything, it's that I need to enjoy what I do." » 2/28/13 3:45pm 2/28/13 3:45pm

Retired NFL Players Are Depressed And Don't Even Know It: Study

The most striking aspects of the new head-trauma study of former NFL players published in JAMA Neurology are not the formal findings per se. In many ways, those merely quantify and validate suspicions that even casual fans likely hold. The rub is that 40 percent of the retired players that researchers in Texas… » 2/05/13 12:15pm 2/05/13 12:15pm

Today In Well-Intentioned But Terribly Misguided Promotions

Depression is a serious problem, but tying the fight against it to a Wednesday night football game involving two teams from the Big East probably isn't the most ideal marketing strategy. [via @PantherLair] » 10/26/11 11:00am 10/26/11 11:00am

Mets Reliever Taylor Buchholz, On DL For Depression, Says He Felt Bad…

Taylor Buchholz—who was actually decent in 26 relief innings for the Mets this year—is on the DL with depression. This is not altogether unusual: note Khalil Greene and Dontrelle Willis. What's unusual is the way Buchholz described his condition and the way AOL Patch explained his condition further. » 7/14/11 4:25pm 7/14/11 4:25pm

A Gallery Of Other Recent Athletes Whose Heads Weren't Right

As we noted last week — and The New York Times observed Sunday — more and more athletes are reportedly suffering from mental issues. » 6/08/09 4:45pm 6/08/09 4:45pm

Despite Concerns of 'Suicide' Talk, Vince Young Says He's 'Not…

The Vince Young saga rolls on as we head into week two of the NFL season. It went from Vince Young apparently refusing to go out on the field in the final moments of a game last weekend, to police frantically searching for him Monday night, to talk of Vince having uttered the word "suicide" while having a gun in his… » 9/13/08 12:30pm 9/13/08 12:30pm