NHL’s RILEY SHEAHAN AND TORCHPRO LAUNCH “SPEAK YOUR MIND PODCAST” CENTERED AROUND MENTAL HEALTH
MANCHESTER, N.H. – National Hockey League forward Riley Sheahan of the Buffalo Sabres along with TorchPro have announced the formation of his new podcast “Speak Your Mind”, which will focus on topics centered around mental health.
The “Speak Your Mind” podcast is a platform aimed to help normalize conversations around mental health. Sheahan has dealt with issues in the realm of mental health since his childhood and wants to now share his experiences to help people feel more comfortable about things they are dealing with internally. The podcast will have several guests from all backgrounds, to talk about their experiences.
“I hope that “Speak Your Mind” will initiate conversation with individuals to discuss their inner battles with mental health and create a space for normalizing these types of open interactions,” said Sheahan. “It doesn’t matter who you are, challenging times are inevitable, and it is important to equip yourself with the proper tools to fight those hard times. Personally, my experience with mental health has been a roller coaster ride, but I have learned so many valuable lessons that create consistency and comfort especially when life throws you a curveball.”
The first episode of the podcast focuses on Riley’s struggles from a young age and how he copes with them today as an elite NHL athlete.
“We are extremely excited about helping Riley launch his ‘Speak Your Mind’ podcast, said TorchPro CEO and co-founder Matt Fornataro. “Mental health is something every human deals with and everybody struggles at different times. Helping spread awareness around mental health is something Riley is passionate about and our job at TorchPro has been to support him in launching this project. I have no doubt that Riley will make a positive impact through sharing his and his guests experiences on this new and exciting platform.”
“The past 18 months has been emotional for a lot of people given everything that has happened in the world,” said Speak Your Mind co-host Danny Healey. “Our audience is really going to benefit and enjoy hearing Riley’s story, as well as the other guests we have on the show.”
Healey, who has been with TorchPro since its inception, serves as the Head of Content for the company and will help Sheahan navigate the mental health space and will assist with facilitating guest appearances.
“My goal for Speak Your Mind is to allow our listeners the chance to relate to the stories, life experiences and battles that myself and our guests have endured when it comes to mental health, and hopefully feel less isolated in whatever challenges they are facing,” stated Sheahan.
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