How to Talk About Suicide on Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, as with every Father’s Day, Facebook is going to become a cascade of carefully chosen, lovingly captioned dad photos. Many will be painted over with the static of age. A “dad bod” joke or two will worm its way in. And several posts will inevitably be dedicated to those dads that have passed, who… »6/19/15 3:30pm6/19/15 3:30pm


Rick DiPietro Says He Battled Depression. Does This Mean We Should Feel Like Assholes For All The Jokes?

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 3:45pm2/28/13 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 12:15pm2/05/13 12:15pm

Mets Reliever Taylor Buchholz, On DL For Depression, Says He Felt Bad Crying To Another Man

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 4:25pm7/14/11 4:25pm

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

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 12:30pm9/13/08 12:30pm