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The Save of My Life - My Journey Out of the Dark - A Goalie's Battle with Mental Health - cover

The Save of My Life - My Journey Out of the Dark - A Goalie's Battle with Mental Health

Corey Hirsch, Sean Patrick Conboy

Narrator Rex Anderson

Publisher: HarperCollins

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A riveting look behind the mask of an NHL goalie, The Save of My Life offers understanding and hope to anyone living with mental illness 
By the time he was twenty-two years old, goaltender Corey Hirsch had realized his childhood dream of playing in the NHL, won an Olympic medal and drunk from the Stanley Cup. While he excelled on the ice, out of the net Hirsch was plagued by persistent dark thoughts and ceaseless anxiety. On days when he could barely get out of bed, he was able to push aside the endless loop of dark thoughts running inside his brain long enough to win a game. But as soon as he got back home, the agonizing cycle started all over again. And it continued, until finally he was able to confide in a team trainer who helped him get the professional treatment he needed. Diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, Hirsch was able to embark on the rocky road to recovery. As one of the first professional athletes to talk openly about mental health, Hirsch wrote about his OCD for the Players’ Tribune. His piece remains one of their most-read articles ever. 
As Hirsch says, “I am not insane. I am not a bad person. I am not weak. I have an illness, and there is a treatment.”  
Whether you're a fan of the Vancouver Canucks, the New York Rangers, or just a good mental health memoir, The Save of My Life is a book you won't want to miss. 
Corey Hirsch's story of resilience and recovery is a moving tribute to the power of the human spirit, and a powerful reminder that help is always available for those who need it. 
HarperCollins 2024
Duration: about 6 hours (05:41:02)
Publishing date: 2022-10-11; Unabridged; Copyright Year: — Copyright Statment: —