|This free educational program will offer insight into depression and its role in suicide. It is part of a community-wide outreach strategy in connection with the launch of the Cincinnati Mood Disorders Consortium, a collaboration of experts from the University of Cincinnati, the Lindner Center of HOPE and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
The program will feature a presentation by Eric Hipple, the former NFL quarterback who played for the Detroit Lions for 10 years. He has devoted his life to building awareness of depressive illness and to reducing stigma since the suicide of his 15-year-old son, Jeff.
A panel discussion will feature a Cincinnati couple, Karen and Dave Troup, who lost their 20-year-old son, Jake Ober, to suicide in 2010.