The shocking death of Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski prompted several personal stories of depression to be shared on the airwaves of 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM on Wednesday. Two people to talk about their own bouts of depression were 710 ESPN Seattle hosts Tom Wassell and Danny O’Neil.
At the start of Wednesday’s edition of Bob, Groz and Tom, Wassell spoke about a period in time where he found help in calling a suicide prevention helpline. You can listen to his story here.
O’Neil joined Seattle’s Morning News and talked about how Hilinski’s death and how he relates to it as someone who suffered from depression. You can find the full segment in this podcast.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours at 1-800-273-8255. If you prefer to text, the Crisis Text Line is available 24/7, text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. to reach a trained crisis counselor.