Within the Global Mental Health Alliance is the #SameHere 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. As Eric’s primary relationships from his career were in sports, our Charter Members are mostly sportsmen and women. However, a number of personalities from outside of sports have recently joined The Alliance, and we look forward to formally announcing them as this group and this Movement continues to grow. For now, enjoy reading the #SameHere🤙 Hero stories from these Charter Members. They are all Heroes for sharing how they too have dealt with some of life’s obstacles, just like the rest of us. Click on each to see which stories resonate the most with you.

Stanley Cup Champion & Olympic Gold Medalist in Hockey

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

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

NFL Pro Bowler, 3-time All-Pro, Hall of Fame Nominee
MLS Defender of the Year, Men’s US National Team in Soccer
7-time Olympic Medalist in US Swimming
Rugby World Cup Winner NZ and One of Highest Scorers in Rugby Union History
World-Class DJ, Producer, Radio Personality, Actor
Gold, Silver and Bronze Olympic Medalist in US Swimming
25 Year NBA Referee, Former Undercover NJ State Trooper
Boxing Champion, Trainer, Media Personality
U.S. Champion and 2X World Champion in Beach Volleyball, Olympian
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

Mike Mauti

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

Joe Fauria

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

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

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

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

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

Former NFL offensive tackle and center turned motivational speaker

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 an Overall Record of 47-7 and Known for Fighting Mike Tyson

Riley Sheahan

Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Center Drafter 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

Tony Mckegney

13 year NHL Career with 7 Teams, First Black Player to Score 40 Goals in a Season

Garrick Jones

13 year NHL Career with 7 Teams, First Black Player to Score 40 Goals in a Season

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