Corey Hirsch Shares His Darkness


jamesl-alexander-michie-corey-hirschCorey Hirsch has penned a very personal and vulnerable article on The Players Tribune. He reveals how much he struggled in the dark during his early 20s. This is a gripping story and well worth the read.

Here’s a snippet:

“On November 13, I pulled our trainer aside before the morning skate — right in the tunnel under Nassau Coliseum — and I told him the truth.

I told him I was not well.

I told him I had two options: Either I had to get some help, or I was done.

He looked at me in complete shock. And I can understand why. In the ’90s, you simply didn’t talk about mental health. It wasn’t that people in hockey didn’t care about one another. They did — but it wasn’t the culture back then. And while things have improved in recent years, it still isn’t the culture.”

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