Kirk Minihane from WEEI in Boston Opens Up

The radio host shares how he was “dying on the inside”

September 8, 2018

Kirk Minihane, co-host of ‘Kirk & Callahan’ on WEEI in Boston recently opened up on-air about his absence from his show due to his personal battle with depression. In recent months, his mental illness accelerated after the loss of his parents. 

Kirk says he was “playing a happy character” on-air, while simultaneously “dying on the inside.” Here’s an excerpt from his show on how he recognized, and dealt with, his own suicidal thoughts:

Minihane drove himself to a local emergency room where he was admitted for five days to get the proper help he needed. “It was a burden I didn’t handle well,” Minihane said. “This is a real thing and I’m not embarrassed or ashamed about suffering from depression.” 

Kirk also explains how he has a temporary high from being able to talk about his struggles.

You are not alone. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression and thinking of suicide, know that someone is always there. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-273-8255; or text ‘TALK’ to 741-741.

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