New Sledge Hockey Experience Documentary Available Through Accessible Media Inc.

New Sledge Hockey Experience Documentary Available Through Accessible Media Inc.

Back in 2010, TSN put together this documentary for Sport Centre when I made Team Canada.

It was a highlight moment for me, as I had dreamt ever since the day my dad fell from a tree (and the day that I crashed my motorcycle) that one day my story would be told for the world to see.

I feel very proud to help inspire people through that story.

If You Attempt Suicide, You Haven't "Got This"

If You Attempt Suicide, You Haven't "Got This"

Olympic and Paralympic athletes are human. They’re not invincible people. They experience real depression and overwhelming challenges despite any level of success you may see on TV. Behind the scenes, there is a lot going on.

I have written very openly about my experiences with suicide. I experienced very dark moments in my life when I wanted to end it. I have written about it in my book and am quite comfortable speaking openly about it on stage.

Because I am so open, I find a lot of people confide in me because “I get it”.

I’d like to share a story with you about a time a fellow athlete came up to me with suicidal thoughts, and he didn’t “get it”. He thought he “had it”, but he didn’t.

Let me explain.

Depression: Learn How To Identify Yourself, Not Others

Depression: Learn How To Identify Yourself, Not Others

After you have suffered from depression, suicidal thoughts, or are a survivor of suicide, one of the biggest challenges is staying out of that negative headspace. It’s very easy to fall back into a negative downward spiral.

I have encountered suicidal thoughts on three occasions (LINK), and fortunately I have never harmed myself. Each time I have found a way to speak positively to myself, even when it was the darkest. Now, and most importantly, I know how to recognize when I am falling in to a negative downward spiral by developing my self awareness.