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Sheldon Kennedy’s Heavy New Doc ‘Swift Current’ Explains Abuse’s Damaging Trail

Sheldon Kennedy

Sheldon Kennedy

Former NHL hockey player and sexual abuse victim Sheldon Kennedy has faced a long and difficult road through addiction and mental health issues to get to the healthy place he’s at now.

The lasting effects from the abuses he suffered are laid bare in uncomfortable detail in the new documentary Swift Current, which debuted at the Rendezvous With Madness film festival last week.

I spoke to Kennedy about the film and he hopes people will learn from it for Samaritan Mag.

To read the full story go here.

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Clint Malarchuk On Mental Health: ‘It Doesn’t Matter How Tough You Are, It Can Hit Any Person’

Clint Malarchuk, the 1986-87 Rendez-Vous All-Star.

Clint Malarchuk, the 1986-87 Rendez-Vous All-Star.

Clint Malarchuk, the former NHL goaltender best known for suffering a gruesome skate-slash-to-the-neck injury in his playing days, recently attended the Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival to promote his new book The Crazy Game a showing of his ESPN 30 For 30 doc, Cutthroat.

Throughout his playing days and into retirement Malarchuk dealt with obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, alcoholism and an undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder. The weight of these illnesses eventually led to a suicide attempt.

It didn’t succeed. And after a lengthy rehab Malarchuk has emerged to tell his story.

I spoke with him about it for Samaritan Mag.

To read the story go here.

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