Eagles’ Shawn Andrews Battles Doubts and Depression - NYTimes.com

  • tokugawa

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    May 14, 2009 9:56 AM GMT
    Even straight jocks get the blues...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/14/sports/football/14eagles.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
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    May 14, 2009 12:55 PM GMT
    Just because someone is straight and a famous jock does not make the immune to depression. Chances are he has been battling depression all of his life. Will continue to struggle with it and with therapy it can be controlled.
  • hoo4u

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    May 14, 2009 1:04 PM GMT
    Depression is a bitch. No Let me correct that. Depression is a MotherF@cker. A living hell. I'm thankful though that today there is more awareness and treatment strategies. I wouldn't wish that darkness on my worst enemy.
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    May 14, 2009 1:19 PM GMT
    A good friend of mine suffers from chronic depression and is bipolar and one year I got caught up in its wake. It was life changing experience.

    When I finally got him stabilized, seriously I got down on my needs and said Thank You who is ever up there for my reasonable sanity. Then I went to go lay down because I needed a nap.

    He was manic that day because he went off his meds. I found out later after doing some research and making some inquiries that it's pretty common one to off their meds.

    We are still good friends today and when we see each other immediately asks how is he really doing and he tells if he's having good day or bad day that way out game plan will change as to what we will do that day.
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    May 14, 2009 3:26 PM GMT
    No one is perfect lol besides he's only 26, and money can't buy u happiness or love...diet & exercise along with praising GOD goes hand n handicon_lol.gif
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    May 14, 2009 9:33 PM GMT
    It's a very common mental health issue.
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    May 14, 2009 9:56 PM GMT
    WOW excellent story. Hey Duck I know what your speaking about. My best girlfriend, (last women I dated as a matter of fact) has battled the big "D" and "Bi-P" and various types of issues for many, many, many, years. Long before it was even recognized and medicated. The ups the downs... For soooooooo long we all have had to deal w/it. What was/still is funny is the series of questions her daughter and mother and I came up w/to figure out her mood in the morning.....icon_razz.gif
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    May 18, 2009 2:58 AM GMT
    Kudos to him for stepping forward and sharing his story.

    Athletes, famous people, and rocket scientists are human too.