mental health | April 04, 2017

Corey Hirsch: Goalkeeping, Mental Health, & Healing the “I” in Team

Speaker Corey Hirsch might be new to the Lavin roster, but he’s a veteran team player. A member of the Stanley Cup-winning New York Rangers, and now Rogers Sportsnet Broadcaster, Hirsch knows the soaring peaks and steep valleys of high-performance athleticism—and how it affects not only the body, but also the mind. 

From gracing the ice as a dauntless goalie, to shedding expert insights on Hockey Night in Canada, Corey Hirsch offers a candid and pragmatic look at his multi-decade struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Speaking with authority on the effects of anxiety, depression, and other forms of mental illness—especially upon athletes, Hirsch knows that mental health is not an easy topic to discuss. He writes, “I know better than anyone that hockey players will do anything in their power to hide their feelings. But we need to do a better job of saying something when somebody is clearly struggling.”

 

Hirsch advocates for mental health awareness through his Lose the Mask initiative, and is a passionate voice for early diagnosis and treatment. He is Chairman for Families in Transition Committee with the NHL Alumni Breakaway Program and a proud supporter of You Can Play and Michael Landsberg’s #SickNotWeak. 
 
Less than a month away from the Mental Health Association of Canada’s annual Mental Health Week, Hirsch is providing a necessary look at the way mental health issues touch us all—affecting our families, our careers, and so much more.  
 

To book Corey Hirsch for your next event, contact the Lavin Agency today. 

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