EPISODE 9: The Journey to Healing Through Acceptance and Humility with Colin Wilson


Welcome Back To Warriors Unmasked!

Today you are in for a treat. We had a chance to sit down with Colin Wilson.

If you’ve listened to us from the beginning you know that our three pillars are perseverance, courage, and mental health. Our guest today is someone that we think really embodies what we strive for here on Warriors Unmasked. Colin Wilson is a former NHL player for the Nashville Predators and he has played in almost 700 NHL games, with 130 goals, 189 assists, 319 points, and 142 PIMS. If you don’t know anything about hockey, take it from us, these are impressive stats. It takes one tough cookie to be knocked around that much!

We aren’t surprised that Colin has had the strength and courage to handle his mental health struggles like OCD, anxiety, and depression. He has battled through addiction, the pressure of performing at a professional level, and even two hip surgeries, finding healing through spirituality while embracing self-growth.

We have an open conversation about our own struggles with mental health issues as kids, young adults, and professional athletes, and how Colin has sometimes even used what he calls the “double-edged sword” of OCD.

Hear Colin’s journey from rock bottom to healing and gain encouragement whether you or a loved one is struggling with mental health that there is hope, help, and healing around the corner. You are not alone in this journey, and you have everything within you to change your life!

Always in your corner,

Chuck and Clint


More of What We Talk About...

  • How Colin learned about his OCD
  • The struggle of playing professionally while dealing with mental illness
  • Colin’s journey from “rock bottom” to healing
  • The danger of self-medicating
  • The correlation of mental illness and addiction
  • How having two hip surgeries exposed Colin’s struggle
  • Dealing with things out of our control
  • How Colin has embraced self-growth
  • Finding the alignment that works best for you
  • And much more!

Episode Minute By Minute:

  • 0:02 What to expect today
  • 1:00 Welcome Collin!
  • 1:30 Get to know Colin Wilson
  • 4:29 Clint, Chuck, and Colin’s journey with OCD.
  • 11:30 How Colin felt when being diagnosed
  • 13:54 How OCD is a double edge Soward
  • 16:18 When Colins OCD started to weigh on him
  • 21:49 How Colin manages his OCD today
  • 22:51 How self-medicating and meant heath go hand in hand
  • 34:36 What self-growth looks like after rock bottom
  • 38:31 How spirituality played a role in Colins journey
  • 45:36 Colin’s final piece of wisdom today