Corey is a former National Hockey League goaltender, playing professionally for 13 seasons in a career that included winning a silver medal for Canada at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games and as a member of the Stanley Cup winning New York Rangers. Panic attacks and obsessive thoughts plagued much of his NHL career until he finally confided in a team trainer who found him the help he needed. He was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Recently, Corey publicly told his gripping story to The Players Tribune. It was a riveting and emotional article on being a suicide survivor and struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder while playing in the NHL.The response to the article was truly overwhelming.
Corey is now taking his life experience and helping raise awareness about mental health issues in the community. The hope is that by bringing mental health struggles out in the open and reducing stigma, those that have been suffering silently can access the help they desperately need – and deserve.
As a former NHL goaltender who lives with the continual challenges of mental health, Corey speaks about his personal experience, the mask he wore for many years to hide his illness and protect himself, and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues. An advocate for open dialogue, he discusses how to talk to friends, family and kids about mental health.
Despite a mental health issue that began as a teenager and wasn’t diagnosed until several years later, Coreywas able to both play and coach in the NHL. Inspiring and encouraging through telling his personal story, he speaks about personal motivation and resilience.
Having played and coached in the NHL and for Canada in World Championships and the Olympics, Corey takes his experiences and lessons learned on & off the ice and talks about how the same tactics used successfully in the locker room can translate to the business world.
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