Audience Comments

"Eric Hipple was very human, he was honest, forthright, and very personal.  He shared his human faults and his sadness and joy.  Eric made you feel like he was your friend, and not a paid speaker.  He was inviting and welcoming, and the audience felt compassion from him and for him as he used humor to make you truly think about yourself."

Karen S. Leinaar, CAA
Executive Director
Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA)
"Eric Hipple's story is one that is unfortunately too common. Hipple shoes true courage in sharing his story and shows the way to break the stigma of mental illness."
Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
"Eric did amazing. He was able to connect with our audience and make the information digestible and understandable. He did great at engaging the room and bringing the mood back up when we got on a more serious topic. People at FCA said this was one of the best presentations they had ever seen, and it was so useful as many of them have dealt with or are dealing with this issue in their lives."
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
"Eric shared his story with participants of our inaugural adult grief retreat weekend and he more than exceeded our high expectations. He was approachable, personable, candid and inspiring. What a perfect fit he was for our needs."
Lisa Bartoszek
Lory's Place
St. Joesph, Michigan
"Eric's message was very relevant and relate-able with our college students. He had a great balance of identifying the signs/symptoms of depression AND asking "now what can I do about it?". Empowering, thoughtful, personable."
Brock Lutz
Hillsdale College
Hillsdale, Michigan
"Eric was approachable and kind to everyone who wanted to talk to him.  His message was timely and certainly reached our students and community."
Ben Fries
Glen Oaks Community College
Centerville, Michigan
"Eric Hipple gave an amazing speech. He was able to connect with our audience and make the information digestible and understandable. He quickly engaged the audience and brought the mood back up when we discussed  a more serious topic.
Attendees from Fiat/Chrysler mentioned that Eric's presentation was one of the best they had ever seen. It was timely too as many of them have dealt with or are dealing with the issues we discussed."
Steve Windom
Area Director, Michigan
"Eric Hipple 's  visit to MINOT Air Force Base was exemplary.  Mr. Hipple was able to use his real-life experiences and hardships to gain attention of his audience, who may be going through similar life situations, was second to none.  Many of the younger airmen had no idea of Mr. Hipple's NFL career yet alone his life experiences however, walked away with a better understanding on how to better handle different life transitions."
Mr. Daryl Miner
Retired Milatary - 20 Year Vetran
Serves in Civilian Capacity


Listen to Eric and Tarah Hipple discuss their journey through recovery after the suicide of Jeff Hipple, son and brother of Eric and Tarah.

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Eric Hipple Is interviewed.

Eric Hipple speaks to a community at a Resilience Fair.

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