HeadStrong: Mental Health and Sports

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  • Robin Lehner has been a successful goalie in the NHL.
  • Last season, he led the Islanders to the playoffs and won the league’s Masterson Trophy, given to the player who exemplifies perseverance and dedication to hockey.
  • Lehner’s mental health issues led to a diagnosis of bipolar 1 with manic phases.
  • It was made five weeks into his rehab treatments after he had a panic attack on the ice while playing for the Buffalo Sabres.
  • Lehner’s hope is that by revealing his personal struggles, it may help someone dealing with a similar situation.
Sources & Credits: NBC Sports, NHL
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