New York Islanders' Goalie's Mask Tells The Story Of An Incredible Mental Health Battle

Robin Lehner’s New Mask Tells An Incredible Story

…if you haven’t seen the new mask that goaltender Robin Lehner will be wearing for the New York Islanders this season, it’s worth a look, and may just have you pulling for Lehner this year. The dude’s had a pretty crazy journey with his mental health, and some battles far scarier than stepping in front of rubber disks flying at you at 100 km/h.

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Robin Lehner knew what he wanted on his new New York Islanders mask. It was truly special for me to paint this for my friend Robin🙏🏻. He wanted to tell the story about his reality. He wanted the mask to be named My Reality. Robin and I have been working together since Robin was a kid💪🏻. Robin wanted the mask to tell the story about the hell he has been through. You can read his brave story at The Athletic, about mental illness, bipolar diagnosis, suicide thoughts, anxiety, addiction, panic attacks. Now Robin´s new life starts for him and his family and he wanted the mask to testify of his new life☀️. The top of the mask describes how Robin´s reality has been for years... The most important part of mask is the sides, there is the sun at dawn☀️, describing the start of the new life for Robin when he decided to seek help for himself and his family and also follow Jesus and get baptised🙏🏻. It is so brave by Robin to tell his story to help other people. I am so impressed by you Robin. You also made me stronger with your story. This painting was extra emotional for me to create because since I was a kid I also have been fighting anxiety, panic attacks, OCD… And just as Robin I have seeked for help and found strength in my family and God🙏🏻 @robinlehner40 @ny_islanders @nhl @daveart

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Here’s Robin’s mental health story, in his own words, for The Athletic:

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…here’s a rankings set that you’ll likely disagree with, but will likely make for decent workplace arguments today. With October upon us, it’s officially “Buy Halloween Candy At The Store, Say It’s For Halloween, But Then Eat All Of It In Less Than A Week” season. So, what’s the best Halloween candy ever? Here’s one website’s top 25:

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