Our Mission: To normalize society’s perception of mental health and make it part of our everyday conversation.


#SameHere Global is proud to have brought together a Global Mental Health Alliance. Within that group is the Celebrity Alliance. Personalities from MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA/WNBA, MLS, Pro Boxing, Pro Volleyball, international sportsmen and women, announcers, actors, performers and musicians highlight the group. Click on their profiles to read their own personal #SameHere Hero stories, and to see which resonate most with you. Check back as we continue to add new Members.

Theo Fleury

Stanley Cup Champion & Olympic Gold Medalist in Hockey

Chamique Holdsclaw

National Player of the Year, 1st Overall Pick WNBA, Gold Medalist

Tyler Hamilton

Individual Stage Winner in Cycling: Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a Espana

Keith Bulluck

NFL Pro Bowler, 3-time All-Pro, Hall of Fame Nominee

Jimmy Conrad

MLS Defender of the Year, Men’s US National Team in Soccer

Amanda Beard

7-time Olympic Medalist in US Swimming

John Kirwan

Rugby World Cup Winner NZ and One of Highest Scorers in Rugby Union History

DJ Skribble

World-Class DJ, Producer, Radio Personality, Actor

Anita Nall Richesson

Gold, Silver and Bronze Olympic Medalist in US Swimming

Bob Delaney

25 Year NBA Referee, Former Undercover NJ State Trooper

Eric Kelly

Boxing Champion, Trainer, Media Personality

Sinjin Smith

U.S. Champion and 2X World Champion in Beach Volleyball, Olympian

Marc Stcherbina

Pro Rugby Player, Represented Australia in International Competition, ESPN Rugby Analyst

Jim Dowd

Stanley Cup Champion, NHL Player for 17 Seasons

Imani McGee Stafford

WNBA First Round Pick and All-Rookie Team Member

Ryan Campbell

Professional Cricket Player, Represented both Australia and Hong Kong Internationally

Royce White

2012 16th Overall Pick in the NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets, MVP of NBL of Canada

Gerry Cooney

Professional Boxer, 28-3 Record (24 Wins by KO)

Shep Messing

Pro and International Soccer Goaltending Legend and Voice of the New York Red Bulls

Joe Williams

Pro Rugby League (NRL) Player and Boxer in Australia, International Speaker, Advocate, Author

Nicholas Cunning-

Broadway Performer and Dancer, Phantom of the Opera

Kieran Pratt

PGA Golfer, and Member of the Golf Australia Rookie Squad

Greg Auerbach

Professional Artist, Work Featured from LA to India

Takeru Kobayashi

World Record Holder in Multiple Competitive Eating Categories

Rick Peterson

MLB Pitching Coach Who Coached 3 Future Hall of Famers, Best Selling Author

Derek Anderson

1996 University of Kentucky NCAA Champion, 2006 NBA Champion, Played for 7 NBA Teams Over His Career

Adam Davenport

Director, Screenwriter, Stage Actor and Music Producer, Currently on HBO’s HIGH MAINTENANCE

Kevin Stevens

Two-Time Stanley Cup Champion, One of the Best “Power Forwards” To Ever Play in the NHL

Earnie Shavers

Pro Boxer, Known As The Hardest Puncher of All-Time, 98.1% of Wins by Knockout


First Team All American at Penn State, 5 Year NFL Veteran LB, Ulcerative Colitis Warrior

Tracy Murray

1995 NBA Champion, Played for 7 NBA Teams Over His Career

Hayden Hurst

Baltimore Ravens 2018 First Round Pick, Tight End, Current Atlanta Falcon


Star UCLA Tight End; Caught 7 TDs his Rookie Season with the Detroit Lions

Lance Allred

The First Deaf Basketball Player to Make it to the NBA

Randall Telfer

USC Tight End, Drafted in 2015 by the Cleveland Browns

Joe Matarese

Professional Stand-Up Comedian with his Own Specials on Amazon

“Doc” & Monique Gooden

3 World Series, Cy Young & Rookie of the Year winner, & His Ex-Wife

Rushia Brown

A Member of the WNBA Upon its Launch, Played 7 Seasons for the Cleveland Rockers

Robin Lehner

NHL 2nd Round Pick in 2009, MVP of Calder Cup, Masterton Award Winner, Goalie for Vegas Golden Knights

Brian Scalabrine

NBA Champion in 2008, Played 12 Seasons for 3 Teams, Current Celtics TV Analyst

John Booty

NFL Defensive Back for the NY Jets, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Phoenix Cardinals, the NY Giants, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kristen Renton

An American Actress who had a Recurring Role as Ima Tite on Sons of Anarchy and also Portrayed Morgan Hollingsworth on NBC’s Soap Opera, Days of Our Lives

Mike Marjama

MLB Catcher for the Seattle Mariners in 2017 and 2018 before Retiring, Regarded as the First Male Athlete in North America’s Major Sports to Share his Struggles with an Eating Disorder

Leroy Collins

Former NFL Player and Current President of the Upstate Chapter of The NFL Alumni Association

Rob Schremp

Former NHL First Round Pick, Played For the Oilers, Islanders, and Thrashers

Zach Johnson

Former rhythm guitarist turned lead guitarist for the band “The Ghost Inside”

Denis Douglin

American Professional Boxer, The 2008 National Golden Gloves Middleweight Champion, Amateur Boxer of the Year, Started his Pro Boxing Career 12-0

Chukky Okobi

Former American Football Center and Commercial Actor, Super Bowl Champion (XL), Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Played College Football at Purdue

Michael Sweetney

Naismith College Player of the Year Finalist, Selected 9th Overall in the 1st Round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Knicks

Jocko Sims

Actor, with Roles such as Anthony Adams in Crash, Carlton Burk in the The Last Ship, & Dr Floyd Reynolds in New Amsterdam

Reggie Walker

Played Linebacker in the NFL from 2009 – 2015 for the Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers, & Denver Broncos

Samantha Arsenault

2000 Sydney Summer Olympics Gold Medalist in Swimming, Co-captain of the 2005 NCAA DI Swimming & Diving National Championship Team

Joe Hawley

Former NFL Center from 2010-2017 for the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Marques Ogden

Former NFL Offensive Tackle and Center from 2003-2007 for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans 

Mercedes De La Cruz

Canadian Actor in more than a Dozen Television Shows/ Independent Films, Model and Energy Healer

Aaron Taylor

All-American College Football Player, Super Bowl Champion, and now a College Football Analyst for CBS Sports Network

Greg and Margot Montgomery

All-American College Football Player, All-Big Ten, All-Pro NFL Pro Bowler, and his Sister, Margot Montgomery Moran

Hurricane Peter McNeely

American Former Heavyweight Boxer with a 47 – 7 Record, and Remembered for Fighting Mike Tyson

Riley Sheahan

Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Center Drafted 21st Overall by the Detroit Red Wings in 2010, Played for 6 NHL Teams Over his Career

Chris Wright

American Professional Basketball Player, Who When He Played for the Dallas Mavericks in 2013 was the First NBA Player Ever to Play with Multiple Sclerosis

Proud Partners with...

The American Institute of Stress

NFL Alumni


Meet the #SameHere Practitioner Alliance consisting of world experts in STARR (Stress & Trauma, Active Release & Rewiring) Exercises. To feel better we must actually heal our Central Nervous Systems. Each expert’s profile represents a unique STARR Exercise below, so that you may learn about the many options available to you. The best way to use this page is to first listen to the brief video instructions below. Then, if you’re ready to learn directly from the experts, you can click on the “Take the Official STARR Course” link, below.  

If you want to dive-in more slowly, you can click on the “STARR-ting” Exercises for beginners. Once you are comfortable, start reading each expert’s bio to hear how exercises that each of them champion, positively affect our mental health. You can then check out their resource recommendations and eventually take the “Official STARR Course.”  Improving our mental health is not a “one-size-fits-all” process, however, by providing you with a list of exercises & therapies, as well as a comprehensive course, you can research & choose the ones that work best for you. Many of these exercises can be done at home, but you can also look for practitioners in your area who offer them. There are many options to improve our physical health – with gyms on almost every corner. Now with STARR, we have options to build our own “Gyms For Our Brains” as well.

Watch These Videos to Learn More

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#SameHere Global Mental Health Movement Founder, Eric Kussin

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Super Bowl Champion and Mental Health Practitioner, Chukky Okobi

Integrative Psychiatry

Richard Brown

Yoga For Mental Wellness

Amy Weintraub

Nutrition & The Brain/Gut Connection

Anita Nall Richesson

Occupational Therapy & Neurobiology

Kim Barthel

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT/Tapping)

Brad Yates

Cognitive & Dialectical Behavioral Therapies (CBT & DBT)

Jennifer Hartstein

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Steven C. Hayes

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Victoria Britt

Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE)

David Berceli

Lifestyle Therapy & Genomics

Jennifer Stagg

Qigong Meditation

Robert Peng


Johane Ligonde

Rewiring Emotional Pathways

Jackie Kelm

Integrative Breathing Practices

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Neurophysics Therapy

Frank Cuiuli


Bill Solz

CES Alpha-Stim Therapy

Daniel Kirsch

Brain Training

Siegfried and Susan Othmer

Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Laney Rosenzweig


Bonnie Kaplan

Mental and Emotional Release®

Chukky Okobi


Siri Chand Khalsa

Art Therapy

Juliet King


David Grand

RESET Therapy

George Lindenfeld


#SameHere Global has created and partnered with a number of App, Technology and Product Companies we believe are the best available at providing even more access to STARR Exercises. Much like the STARR Exercises referenced above, these recommendations can conveniently be worked into your personal mental health routine. A percentage of all proceeds from products and services purchased through the links below will help fund our nonprofit programs highlighted on the “Programs” page.

SameHere Scale App: To Track Your Mental Health Trends

iRel8 Peer-to-Peer Mental Wellness App
TruCircle: Therapist Network For All Communities
Tomorrow Sleep: The Power Of Sleep To Change Lives
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