- Bruins, Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots.
- Tyler Seguin
- BLACK AND GOLD!
- In This Moment
- ASK ME MOTHER FUCKER
~It may sound absurd, but don’t be naive. Even heroes have the right to bleed.~
Rick Rypien. He’s one of my biggest inspirations in life. Suffering with depression for years, Rick kept it secret for a long time. Eventually, he opened up, confiding in lose friend and teammate, Kevin Bieksa. Rick suffered for years with depression, and would break down. He struggled so much, and eventually, the depression got to him. On August 15, 2011, Rick was found in his home, dead. Rick had committed suicide in his Alberta home.
Rick has become an inspiration to so many people. Struggling with depression is hard, and nobody wants to go through it. Rick wanted to make sure of that, too. After his death, $50,000 was located in his name to help children who struggle with mental illness.
Rick has become an inspiration to me as well. I’ve struggled before, and it has been hard. However, when I’m sad, I look at Rypien’s name. For some reason, it keeps me going. Knowing that he doesn’t want others to struggle the way he did…it somehow turns things around. After I see it, I become happy again. I use him as my inspiration everyday to be a better person, to be happy, and to help others.
It may sound weird to you, but to me, it makes all the sense anything ever can.
RIP Rick Rypien.
Always A Canuck. Always In Our Hearts.