Maybe I'm a sap, but I couldn't make it through this video without plenty of tears. I doubt you will be able to either.
Don Harman was a meteorologist at Kansas City's WDAF-TV. But he struggled with depression. Earlier this week, he took his own life.
On Thursday, his colleagues shared details of his struggle (at the request of the family). But the segment was more than just a PSA about the problems with depression. It offered a glimpse of how the people we see deliver the news every day are human too, how they cope when the newscasters become the news, and it will give you an appreciation for the love of your friends and loved ones.
TV Spy sets the scene:
“They wanted us to be frank with you about it,” Halifax, on the verge of tears, said. “They want you to know, if you struggle, or if someone else you know struggles, please don’t ever stop trying. Please don’t ever stop trying to get help.”
The pair, joined by reporter Nick Vasos and meteorologist Karli Ritter, spent an emotional morning remembering their friend and colleague, often speaking through tears. “We’re laughing and crying our way through this,” Halifax said, shaking an empty tissue box on the anchor desk.
You can watch both videos below: