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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Corey’s mission is to bring global awareness to mental health, educating both children and adults, and to give hope to those suffering. Corey shares his message on:

  • The importance of educating our families and children
  • The importance of early diagnosis
  • Finding the proper therapy
  • Facing adversity and powering through
  • Finding success in difficult times
 

Mental Health in Sport

As a former professional hockey player, Corey’s passion is to bring awareness to the stigma surrounding mental health struggles in sport, to encourage understanding of what mental health is, and to speak on the importance of resilience and motivation.

  • Educating our athletes and families of athletes on mental health
  • Viewing mental illness the same as a physical injury. Getting help for mental health as a strength to become a better athlete
  • What is mental illness in sport and how to help a teammate that may be struggling
  • Persevering in sport and the business world

 

Corey Hirsch

Mental Health and Wellbeing | Former NHL Goaltender | Olympic Silver Medalist

As a former National Hockey League goaltender, Corey Hirsch had a professional hockey career which spanned 14 years, playing or dressing in over 300 NHL games, making stops in New York, Vancouver, Washington and Dallas. Hirsch is known for his performance at the 1994 Olympics for Team Canada, earning Canada a silver medal and forcing a shootout in the gold medal game against Sweden.

During his NHL career, Corey would be plagued with debilitating panic attacks and obsessive thoughts, until he finally confided in a team trainer. Due to the stigma surrounding mental health struggles, Corey hid his illness from teammates until he eventually saw a psychiatrist and was diagnosed with OCD.  This year Corey published his personal story in the Players Tribune, and continues to be an outspoken advocate by sharing his struggles with mental health while playing in the NHL.

Background

  • Currently Hirsch is the Sportsnet 650 Radio Color analyst for the Vancouver Canucks, returning to the network after serving as an analyst on their television broadcast from 2014 to 2016.
  • Following his retirement in 2006 Hirsch served as an NHL goaltending coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs and St. Louis Blues before transitioning to broadcasting.
  • Named to the 1996 NHL All-Rookie team
  • Roster member of the 1994 Stanley Cup winning New York Rangers.

 

Topics

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Corey’s mission is to bring global awareness to mental health, educating both children and adults, and to give hope to those suffering. Corey shares his message on:

  • The importance of educating our families and children
  • The importance of early diagnosis
  • Finding the proper therapy
  • Facing adversity and powering through
  • Finding success in difficult times
 

Mental Health in Sport

As a former professional hockey player, Corey’s passion is to bring awareness to the stigma surrounding mental health struggles in sport, to encourage understanding of what mental health is, and to speak on the importance of resilience and motivation.

  • Educating our athletes and families of athletes on mental health
  • Viewing mental illness the same as a physical injury. Getting help for mental health as a strength to become a better athlete
  • What is mental illness in sport and how to help a teammate that may be struggling
  • Persevering in sport and the business world

 

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