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This is a one-hour OnDemand course, originally recorded at ICISF’s 13th World Congress in May 2015.
Eric Hipple is a former National Football League (NFL) quarterback whose ten year career was spent with the Detroit Lions. Hipple’s accomplishments include two playoff bids, a divisional championship, and the Detroit lions most valuable player award for the ’81 season. He is currently ranked fifth in career passing yards for Detroit. From 1995-2000 Hipple was color analyst for the NFL pre-game show in Detroit.
Since his 15-year-old son Jeff’s suicide, Hipple has devoted his life to building awareness and breaking down the stigma surrounding depressive illnesses. Hipple recently received the prestigious 2008 Lifetime Achievement award given by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He also received a presidential citation at the American Psychological Association’s 2006 Annual Convention for his six years of national community-based work combating adolescent depression and suicide prevention. Hipple has provided Mental Health literacy to professional groups, military bases, schools, communities and through the “Under the Helmet” campaign , thousands of High School and youth coaches across the Country. Most recently, Hipple was instrumental in forming a collaboration between the NFLPA Former Players and the U of M Comprehensive Depression Center as a destination site for evaluation and monitoring. Hipple currently serves as outreach representative for the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center.
Eric is the author of the book “Real Men DO Cry“ which chronicles his life as a NFL Quarterback from youth to his current position and his struggle with suicide loss and his own depression. His story is one of hope and recovery and uses education as well a practical advice to help others live and enjoy life again.
- Describe Eric’s story as it relates to mental health
- Better understand the symptoms of post-concussive syndrome and depression.
- Describe how to manage symptoms of depression and post-concussive syndrome
Continuing Education: UMBC Training Center has awarded 0.1 Continuing Education Units for this course, based on a formula of 1 Continuing Education Unit for every 10 contact/classroom hours. Your certificate will be emailed to you upon successful completion of the course. 1 PDH for EAPs; 1 CE Credits for National Certified Addiction Counselors.
All components of this OnDemand course, including completing the test and printing your Certificate of Completion, must be completed within 21 days of your registration.