WEEI's Kirk Minihane Announces He's Taking Leave Amid Mental Health Issues


Kirk Minihane will take an indefinite leave from his morning show on WEEI to address his mental health issues. He announced the leave on Twitter on Thursday night, and said “I came back to work too fast.”

Minihane had previously taken a leave during August to check himself into a hospital after he experienced suicidal thoughts. He missed less than a week of work.

Minihane hosts WEEI’s morning show, “Kirk and Callahan.” Gerry Callahan is his partner on the show. In Minihane’s tweet on Thursday, he seemed to indicate that Mike Mutnansky would be Minihane’s initial replacement.

For those dealing with depression and/or suicidal thoughts, the suicide hotline is open 24/7. You can call 1-800-273-8255.