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April 30, 2015 by Speakers' Spotlight

Former NHL Goalie Clint Malarchuk On The Importance of Mental Health

No job in the world of sports is as intimidating, exhilarating, and as stress-ridden as that of an NHL hockey goaltender. Now imagine doing that job while suffering high anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression, and having your career nearly cut short by a skate slicing across your neck. Clint Malarchuk shares his extraordinary and heart-wrenching life story—which includes his long battle with alcoholism and almost ending his life by a gunshot to the head—in his relentless effort to help end the stigma of mental illness and to help others who may suffer as well. Clint sat down for an interview with CTV News to talk about his life thus far, and his mission to help those suffering from mental health issues. Watch here.