Steve McNair’s Suicide PSA Released

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities has released the PSAs featuring late Steve McNair addressing suicidal youths. The tapes were released earlier this week in response to a public records request.

The former NFL QB participated in the PSA shortly before being tragically killed in a murder-suicide. In July, McNair’s mistress killer him, then herself, in a Nashville condo.

The PSAs have been shelved since his death. Considering the nature of his death, perhaps it’s most appropriate that McNair’s message can now be heard.

In the spots, McNair says, “Each year too many young people are taking their own lives. So if you’re feeling really down and have even thought about suicide, call 1-800-273-TALK, and live to see better days.”

The accompanying video is from Nashville’s News Channel 5.

The Associated Press made the public records request. In a report published last night, the AP’s Travis Loller noted that McNair “donated his time to film the announcement in April on a sports field at Goodpasture Christian School in the Nashville suburb of Goodlettsville, where he had held summer youth football camps.”