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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Former NFL Star Terry Bradshaw to Discuss Depression at APA Meeting

Sportscaster and former NFL star Terry Bradshaw will speak candidly about his personal story of living with mental illness at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.

Bradshaw was diagnosed with clinical depression, and following his successful treatment, he began to talk publicly about his experience and to help fight stigma about mental illness and to encourage people who are suffering to get help.

Bradshaw is best known as one of football’s leading quarterbacks, having led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl championships between 1975 and 1980. Since retiring from football, Bradshaw has had a long career in sports broadcasting, authored books, and recorded several albums of country/gospel music.

Bradshaw will speak at "Conversations," an annual event at the APA meeting in which public figures discuss their experience with mental illnesss.

Conversations will be May 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans during the 163rd APA Annual Meeting.

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