Episode 268

Published on:

2nd Nov 2020

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.”

Connect with Chris Heid

1. Follow Under The Bucket on Instagram & LinkedIn

2. Find Under The Bucket on their website

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

4. Follow Chris on Instagram

Connect with Lance: 

● 📱 Connect with Lance on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn

● 📺 Subscribe to the University of Adversity Youtube Channel 

● 📧 Email Lance at lanceessihos@gmail.com

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!

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University of Adversity
Welcome to University of Adversity, a podcast where we explore the human experience of overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth through real-life stories of accomplished individuals. From professional athletes to NY Times bestselling authors, celebrities, spiritual leaders, doctors, scientists, and billionaires, we bring you a diverse range of perspectives on the challenges and triumphs of adversity. Each episode is designed to provide listeners with inspiration, motivation, and practical tools to help them navigate through difficult times. We cover a wide range of topics related to mental health, personal development, self-improvement and resilience building, offering expert insights and actionable advice. Join us as we discover how to overcome adversity, cope with stress, and achieve your goals on this journey of self-discovery and personal growth, highlighting the stories of the everyday heroes among us.

About your host

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Lance Essihos

As an experienced veteran with adversity, Lance has faced some of life's most difficult challenges. Grinding his way through the hockey ranks to traveling the world as a bartender. Through his personal battle with drugs and alcohol for well over a decade, the tragic loss of his brother to suicide followed by the great loss of his father to cancer only a year later, Lance realized he had hit rock bottom. In the darkest of days, he made a promise to himself that he would create a new life, one that would make an impact and inspire the masses, leaving the world in a better place than he found it. Lance has made it his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encourage people to see the light through the darkness of life's worst moments.