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‘Quiet Explosions’ at SpIFF features Rypien, Spokane

Football legend Mark Rypien is featured among others in “Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain” scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday at the Spokane International Film Festival. The film tells of people with CTE, a degenerative brain disease from repetitive brain trauma, and promising treatments.

WATCH: Super Stories - Part 2

NFL legends Jerry Kramer and Mark Rypien are back in the Lilac City to share their stories during their time in the NFL.

WATCH: Super Stories - Part 3

NFL legends Jerry Kramer and Mark Rypien are back in the Lilac City to share their stories during their time in the NFL.

WATCH: Super Stories - Part 1

NFL legends Jerry Kramer and Mark Rypien are back in the Lilac City to share their stories during their time in the NFL.

Mark Rypien’s mental-health journey a positive work in progress

It’s been almost a year since Mark Rypien went public with the details of his suicide attempt, and of the “complex stew” of mental-health issues that took him to “dark, dark places” – places where he felt rage and mood swings, places where he made “crazy mistakes and terrible decisions.”