Herschel Walker, a former Heisman Trophy winner and University of Georgia and NFL football star, will talk about his diagnosis and treatment for mental health issues at 11 a.m. May 18 at Fort Benning's National Infantry Museum's parade field.
Walker has written a book, "Breaking Free: My Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder," which tells of about the condition that almost made him commit suicide.
Walker, a running back, led the University of Georgia to a Sugar Bowl win and the NCAA national championship, won the Heisman award in 1982. He played for the now-defunct United States Football League. In the NFL, he played for the Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants.
He spent 12 seasons in the NFL and rushed for more than 8,000 yards and scored 61 touchdowns. He was also on the U.S. Olympic bobsled team in 1992 in Albertville, France.
Walker now lives in Dallas.
The program is free.
Call the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Benning Public Affairs Office at 706-545-6674. After duty hours and on weekends, call 706-545-2218.