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Corey Hirsch

Corey Hirsch

Mental Health Activist
Former NHL Goaltender

Corey Hirsch is a Stanley Cup Champion and Olympic silver medallist. Much of his NHL career was plagued with panic attacks and obsessive thoughts. After confiding in a team trainer who guided him to find the help he needed, Corey was diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. 

 

In 2017, Corey publicly shared his gripping story with an emotional article in The Players Tribune. It was a riveting article on his life as a suicide survivor and an individual living with OCD. The article received an overwhelming response sending ripples through the sports world. 

 

Corey is using his life experiences to help raise awareness about mental health issues in the hockey community. He hopes that by bringing mental health struggles into the light, stigmas that have formed around them will be reduced, and silent sufferers will seek help and comfort they need- and deserve.

Corey Hirsch was the goaltending coach for the St. Louis Blues, and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

TOPICS

Mental Health: The Lived Experience

During his time in the NHL, Corey wore a mask to hide his illness to protect his image. Corey illustrates the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues. An advocate for open dialogue, Corey discusses ways to communicate mental illness to friends and family.

Motivation & Resilience: Ups, Downs and Lessons Learned

Despite living with undiagnosed mental issues, Corey was able to both play and coach in the NHL. Now, he encourages and inspires audiences through his personal story. Corey will share ways to stay motivated in any headspace.

Teamwork: From the Locker Room to the Office- Game Plans for Success

The former NHL star and Olympic silver-medalist takes his hockey experiences learned on and off the ice and implements them into the business world. Learn how tactics used in the locker room can translate into your business!

Ben Nemtin
Campus Speakers / Creativity / Health / Mental Health / Motivators