Eric Kussin

Eric Kussin is a sought-after international keynote speaker. After graduating from Cornell University, Magna Cum Laude, Kussin spent many years as a professional sports executive, starting his career with a long stint at the NBA League Office, and then transitioning to management positions with such teams as the Chicago Sky, Phoenix Suns, New Jersey Devils, and Florida Panthers. Eric was in the midst of this ascending career when a debilitating mental health crisis stopped his life in its tracks. Due to the impacts of unresolved personal life traumas that began accumulating inside of him (unknowingly) from a young age – traumas that began affecting his mental health – Eric spent two and a half years almost permanently in bed and with severe cognitive impairments. Kussin underwent many failed treatments – including trying over 50 combinations of prescription medications, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), IV Ketamine, as well as Electro-Convulsive Therapy. Eventually, he was told that he was “treatment-resistant.” It wasn’t long after hearing this that he was introduced to integrative and holistic approaches to treat his mind, body, and central nervous system. Thus began his journey to wellness and getting his life back. On his path to mental well-being, Eric became determined to share his story of challenges and triumphs, in an effort to help others, and launched a nonprofit: The #SameHere Global Mental Health Movement. The organization is comprised of athletes, celebrities, expert practitioners, advocates, and everyday heroes who’ve come together to normalize society’s perception of mental health and make it part of our everyday conversation. The organization has partnered with, and brought together, the inventors and lead researchers of many of the world’s leading mind-body modalities under the brand of “STARR” (Stress & Trauma Active Release & Rewiring), or a “Gym for the Brain.” Kussin hosts a popular weekly podcast along with NHL Great, Theo Fleury, and Sports Business Insider, Darren Rovell, called: “We’re All A Little ‘Crazy.’”