Former NHL Start Speaks Out About Mental Illness

This former NHL star ‘almost died three times.’ Now he’s speaking out about mental illness.

“There’s this idea that high-functioning people are somehow immune from experiencing imperfect emotions,” said Caroline Silby, a D.C.-based sports psychologist who has worked with the U.S. Figure Skating Team. “It’s just not true. You can be anxious and lonely and have everything going right on the field, all at the same time.”

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