Our partner, The #SameHere Global Mental Health Movement, has an Alliance of Personalities from: MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA/WNBA, MLS, Pro Boxing, Pro Volleyball, international sportsmen and women, announcers, actors, performers, and musicians – all of whom share stories of challenging life events that have impacted their mental health to varying degrees, at different points in their lives. PGA TOUR golfers and your families have access to these individuals as peer-to-peer coaches to have a single discussion with, or to work with on an on-going basis.

The Founder of this Movement, Eric Kussin, worked in professional sports for 15 years before having his own mental health crash (brought about by his own challenging life events he faced as a child and young adult), and decided the best way to normalize the conversation about mental health in our society, was to partner with individuals like these, from the world of sports and entertainment, from ALL types of backgrounds – to show a united front – that everyone on this planet faces challenging life events that impact our mental health. 

You can click on any of the profiles of these athletes and entertainers below, read about their stories and challenges faced, and contact Eric directly, to have him set you up with specific individuals on this alliance*. Or, you can contact Eric first, to share a little about your own story, and ask who may be the best fit for you or your family member, for peer-to-peer discussions and coaching. We understand how this can often be a more comfortable option than working with a doctor/mental health professional, at first. All conversations are fully confidential.

Your Contact:
Eric Kussin

Email address: eric@samehereglobal.org

Cell: 917.363.3872

*While we can’t guarantee specific alliance members, given our strong relationships, we will make our best efforts to connect you with your top choice. 

Your Choice of Coaches:

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-ham

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

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 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

Peter McNeeley

American former heavyweight boxer and current mentor to boxers in the Boston area

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