Former NFL player Greg Clark had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he killed himself, according to a new report. The report, published in the journal JAMA Neurology, found that Clark had significant brain damage at the time of his death.
CTE is a degenerative brain disease that has been linked to repeated head trauma. It can cause a range of symptoms, including memory loss, depression, and aggression. In Clark’s case, the researchers believe that his CTE may have contributed to his decision to take his own life.
Clark’s family believes that he may have been suffering from the effects of CTE, a degenerative brain disease that has been linked to repeated head trauma. Symptoms of CTE include mood swings, impulsivity, and depression.
Clark’s wife, Kelly, said that her husband had begun to exhibit some of these symptoms in recent years. She said that he would sometimes get angry for no reason and that he struggled to sleep.
Kelly said she wishes she had known more about CTE and its symptoms so that she could have helped her husband. She is now working to raise awareness about the disease. Amy Clark said her husband began showing signs of CTE before he died, including memory loss, mood swings and impulsiveness. She said she hopes his story will help others who may be struggling with the disease. “I want people to know that they’re not alone,” she said. “There are people out there who understand what they’re going through.”
Greg Clark’s story highlights the need for better understanding of CTE and its effects. There is currently no way to diagnose CTE in living patients, so it can only be diagnosed after death. This means that many people who are suffering from the disease may not even know it.
There is also no cure for CTE, so it is important to take steps to prevent it. The best way to do this is to avoid head injuries. This can be difficult in contact sports like football, but there are some equipment changes that can help, such as softer helmets and new rules to reduce hitting.
Kelly Clark is hopeful that her husband’s story will help raise awareness of CTE and lead to more research on the disease. She wants to see better ways to help those who are suffering from it.
“I just hope that by telling Greg’s story, we can help other families and maybe prevent this from happening to somebody else,” she said. “Got to find better ways to help.” There are an estimated 1.6 million people living with CTE in the United States, and many of them are at risk for suicide.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, there are resources to help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources. You can call them at 1-800-273-8255.