Friday, January 30, 2009

Making a difference already

Today the Detroit News ran a story about the upcoming Eric Hipple presentation on teenage depression/suicide that I wrote about earlier this week.

Well, at 11:40am today I got an copied in on an e-mail from the director of the Family Center of Grosse Pointe & Harper Woods. It was to the reporter who wrote the story for the Detroit News. Here's what it said:

"Hi Tim,

Thanks for the great coverage on Eric Hipple in the Detroit News. You'll be pleased to know that a young male adult read your column and contacted me today. He struggles with depression and suicide. He was looking for resources in the Ypsilanti area & I was able to give him contact info for University of Michigan Depression Center. He sends his appreciation to Eric for providing this presentation even though he is unable to attend due to the distance & his job. Together, we do help to make a difference!

Again, thank you & the Detroit News for the support of this very special community presentation.


The presentation hasn't even taken place yet, and it's already made a difference. How awesome is that?

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