This is a must watch for young athletes and their parents.
No one should have to suffer in silence.
This is one of the most impactful episodes to date on Behind the Gear. Eric Guest takes us through his minor hockey journey, being drafted to the OHL and playing in his first 3 seasons, with many great stories, obstacles and achievements in his young hockey career. Eric also opens up about mental illness and his experience of being away from home at a young age, dealing with the pressures of hockey, his attempts to get help and much more. Eric shares his perspective on mental illness and making the difficult decision to step away from the game of hockey in order to get help, heal and start the journey back to finding the new Eric. As a young athlete, Eric was very courageous in speaking about mental illness, the process he went through and how seeking help and finding answers has changed his life.