The Danger of Head Injuries in Sports & Mental Health w/Chris Heid EP 268

What are the correlations between head injuries and mental illness? Chris Heid is a former NHL Draft pick and 11 year hockey professional and now coaches hockey in Germany. Chris is the founder of Under The Bucket hockey mental coaching.  Chris’s career ended with multiple concussions that landed him in a pretty dark place for a few years.  He has found his new passion in coaching hockey and helping people better their mental health.  Hear both Lance and Chris stress the importance of talking about their symptoms, feelings and basic overall wellbeing.


[00:11:50] Chris’s Journey

[00:41:07] Did Symptoms Start Right Away?

[00:56:16] Chris’s Ah-ha Moment

[01:00:45] Under The Bucket

[01:32:15] What Has Helped Chris Cope With His Mom’s Passing?


Chris answers with, “Adversity gives us a chance to grow.”

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2. Find Under The Bucket on their website

3. Sign up for The Under The Bucket Master Class!

4. Follow Chris on Instagram

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About University of Adversity Podcast

Learn how to shift your perspective on adversity by understanding that although adversity may feel like your worst enemy, it is actually your greatest ally. My mission is to connect with unique and inspiring individuals and showcase their journey and what they have gone through in order to become successful in their lives. Tune in three times a week with Lance Essihos for your gold-filled lesson of inspiration, resilience, and bravery. Don’t forget to subscribe!