Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope

Hardcover | April 11, 2017

byJohn Saunders, John U. Bacon

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In Playing Hurt, a leading figure in the sports world—the quintessential “man's man,” who seems to have it all—confesses his constant battle with depression. John Saunders welcomes readers into the heart of his desperate struggle through insights into the root causes of depression and explanations of modern medical and homeopathic treatments. His story unfolds as so many of our lives do—among family, friends, and colleagues—but it also peers into places we don't often discuss openly—psych wards and hospitals. Here is the honest story of a public figure facing his own mental illness head-on and emerging far better off for his effort. Playing Hurt ultimately offers an inspiring and empowering call to action when it comes to mental illness.

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In Playing Hurt, a leading figure in the sports world—the quintessential “man's man,” who seems to have it all—confesses his constant battle with depression. John Saunders welcomes readers into the heart of his desperate struggle through insights into the root causes of depression and explanations of modern medical and homeopathic trea...

John Saunders was a legendary ESPN and ABC sports broadcaster, known to millions of Americans as the face of college football and the arbiter of thoughtful sports journalism on ESPN's The Sports Reporters. Saunders passed away on August 10th, 2016. Website: http://espnmediazone.com/us/bios/saunders_john/Twitter: @johnreportersJohn U. B...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:April 11, 2017Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306824736

ISBN - 13:9780306824739

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