Mike Jerrick Says He’s on a Retreat to Fight Depression

By Kevin Eck 

Good Day Philadelphia anchor Mike Jerrick says he’s addressing a 13-year fight with what he calls “low-grade depression.”

“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,” Jerrick wrote on Facebook, saying he is a at a wellness retreat in the Carolinas. “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.”

Jerrick was suspended for a week in January from the Fox-owned Philadelphia station after saying Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway is “good at bullshit.”

“We all miss him just like you do,” said co-anchor Alex Holley on the show last week. “We look forward to him coming back and I can’t wait to have my partner in crime back so we can get back to our usual antics. We love you Mike, can’t wait to have you back soon.”

“Not everyone is fortunate to have this opportunity and I will not take it for granted,” said Jerrick. “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.”