Spring 2017, Barely South Review
A story of one family's journey through the darkness of severe mental illness. As the NFL's Seattle Seahawks headed toward a repeat Super Bowl championship, capturing nearly the entire city in their mystique, the author's wife was repeatedly hospitalized for clinical depression. And their young son-- keenly aware of his mother's condition but oblivious to the injuries and even suicides of NFL players ravaged by mental illness-- begged to play tackle football.