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Former NHL Goaltender & Olympic Silver Medalist. Now Public Speaker and Advocate for Mental Health & Wellness
“There is a light, however faint, in all this darkness. There is help out there for you.”
Corey is the National Youth Ambassador for the Center for Addiction and Mental Health. Hirsch helped to create and put together the program CAMH Gamechangers, geared to get mental health info into the hands of our youth. Corey speaks on numerous topics including mental health, and motivation. His story of struggle and perseverance reaches listeners on a personal level.
Dedicated to ending the stigma of mental health, Corey is an engaging and passionate public speaker with a conviction to expand awareness and acceptance for those suffering from mental illness.
Read Corey's Story on the Player's Tribune
NHL Goalie & Olympic Silver Medalist
Corey is a former National Hockey League player that played in over 100 NHL games for New York, Vancouver, Washington, and Dallas. He was an active roster member of the 1994 Stanley Cup ChampIon New York Rangers and was named to the 1995 NHL All-Rookie team.
Corey was the starting goalie for Team Canada at the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer Norway where he backstopped Canada to an Olympic Silver medal.
Corey is a powerful and compelling speaker. His message is educational, motivating, strong and captivating. As a mental health advocate, broadcaster and National Hockey League player, the obstacles Corey has overcome is remarkable. He is determined to end the stigma.
Corey spoke to the Nashville Predators prospects at rookie orientation and development camp. Through his story and motivation Corey Hirsch is changes lives. Coming out with his battles with mental health in the players tribune was both courageous and groundbreaking for mental health. It opened the door for former and current athletes to tell their stories of mental health. When he speaks it is powerful, genuine and enigmatic. Coreys story and message is an asset to any organization as he has opened the floodgates in ending the stigma of mental health.
I have known Corey for over 30 years and he has always been a close friend. Even though you are close friends you never know what one is going through and I know first hand the struggles with mental health. I am a alcoholic in recovery and know the struggles, but Corey has always been there for me and helped me through tough times. I’ve read his testimonial and am so proud of him for opening up and sharing. When he speaks or shares it comes from the heart. Corey has tremendous drive to spread the word on mental health and works tirelessly to make the world a better place.I am proud to call Corey a friend and partner in trying to end the stigma.
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Mental health is no different than physical health and its time it should start being treated as such. The issue for most people is they