LA Times: Barksdale Breaks Silence

Los Angeles Chargers starting right tackle Joe Barksdale was profiled by the Los Angles Times. He discussed his battles with severe depression, his therapy and how he hopes to be an advocate for people suffering from chronic depression. By Dan Woike The thoughts Joe Barksdale had wrestled with for as …

Corey Hirsch: You Are Not Alone

Below is an excerpt of Corey Hirsch’s follow up story on The Players’ Tribune as he writes to all those who suffer from mental illness. By Corey Hirsch, Retired Professional Hockey Player Honestly, I was prepared to never work in hockey again. When I went public with my story about struggling …

Players’ Tribune: “If I Should Die…”

Below is an excerpt of Kendra Fisher’s story in The Players’ Tribune about her battles with anxiety, OCD and depression. By Kendra Fisher, retired Canadian National Team hockey player *** In 1999, right before my 20th birthday, I received an invite to a Team Canada camp in Calgary. This one was …