What Happened to Fox 29’s Mike Jerrick? For weeks I’ve been getting this question online and in person while I was out at events. Today on Fox 29, and on Mike Jerrick’s webpage he bravely allowed us once again into his life.
I wanted to let you know where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to the past few weeks.
First of all, I really appreciate your concern about my well-being and the well-being of my family. I really do!
For the last 13 plus years, I have been fighting a low-grade depression that has slowly increased in strength over that time. It deals with the loss of loved ones;
losses I have not addressed with the help of mental health professionals. I am finally tackling the issue now.
I am at a wellness retreat down south in the Carolinas. I call it a rehab for the mind, body, and soul.
For the past year and a half, medication and alcohol have not done it for me, and a combination of the two certainly has not been helpful. So, my goal is to get to the root of this down mood. Thankfully, this process is working beautifully! Don’t get it twisted, it has not been easy, but it was time to finally confront the negative feelings.
These are things we all have been through or are dealing with right now. I am no different than you. That is why I feel so fortunate and blessed to have the luxury of going away for help. Not everyone is fortunate to have this opportunity and I will not take it for granted.
I am full of gratitude for my ability to do this work, because of the generosity and understanding of my station’s General Manager, News Director, in fact, all of my co-workers and you the viewers, my TV family.
So far, this exercise has been amazing. I am rested, renewed, reenergized, and eager to get back to you every morning.
Again, I am so thankful you have allowed me this time to heal. I love you all and I will be back with you soon, I promise.
To read more about Mike Jerrick, and see the support from Philadelphia head over to his Facebook Page