I take meds for my mental health. I wouldnt be here if I didnt.

“I take meds for my mental health. I wouldnt be here if i didnt. So for all of you shaming people about meds...would it be better for you if I was medication free, but took my own life? Would you come to my funeral and call me a hero?
Stop shaming people into not taking them.”
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Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian perseveres to become one of hockey’s best stories - TSN.ca

Once on the verge of throwing his NHL career away, the Edmonton winger is now four years sober, a proud new father and playing a vital role on the Oilers’ top line, TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli writes.
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Hockey school working to prevent youth suicides in northern communities | CBC News

About 100 young hockey players from the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in northern Saskatchewan are taking part in the Shoot-to-Score Hockey School in Flin Flon, Man., this week.
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Study shows hockey great Stan Mikita suffered from CTE | CBC Sports

A posthumous study of Stan Mikita's brain shows the hockey Hall of Famer suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the time of his death a year ago.
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Clint Malarchuk suffered a horrific sporting injury. But PTSD put his life in peril again, decades later | CBC Radio

Clint Malarchuk suffered one of the most horrific accidents in NHL history in 1989, when another player's skate severed his jugular vein. But decades later, undiagnosed PTSD from the incident would put his life in peril again.
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'I felt nothing, just clear and complete emotionless darkness': OCD almost cost ex-NHL player his life | CBC Radio

He was at the top of his game professionally, but off the ice, Corey Hirsch was struggling. In a recent article, the former NHL player publicly revealed his struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder.
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Goaltender says he knows 'how to handle it now and it's nothing to be scared of'

Goaltender Robin Lehner, who before the season disclosed his struggles with mental illness and is now a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender, is a huge reason the New York Islanders returned to the playoffs after a two-year absence.
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Bleeding Out | By Clint Malarchuk

How I ended up as a 47 year-old man with a bullet in his head and bag full of prescription medications may go all the way back to my...
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Bell Let's Talk on Twitter

“BELL LET’S TALK DAY 2019 OFFICIAL VIDEO: Today, every view of this video makes a difference. All you need to do is watch it and Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives. Share to help spread the word! #BellLetsTalk https://t.co/zVdFiEafYl”
#BellLetsTalk
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Concussions In Women's Sports
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Hockey Shoulder Workout To Prevent Injuries
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FCC Chair / Senior Lobbyist On 5G. "We Won't Wait For Standards, Committees". "Stay Out Of The Way Of Technological Development"
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Veteran MD About 5G Technology Dangers At 5G Hearing
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Why 5G Cell Towers Are More Dangerous - Radiation Health Risks

Why 5G Cell Towers Are More Dangerous. That is what this article discusses. To start with 5G is a lot higher frequency and a lot more powerful signal. But the signal does not travel as far so 5G service requires more towers closer to population centers.
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NHL Beginning to Raise Mental Health Awareness

NHL players have had a tough time speaking out about mind-related issues in past years, but recent initiatives have begun raising mental health awareness.
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Jacksonville Autism Awareness Jerseys
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Another Great Resource For Concussion Management From A Local B.C. Company

HeadCheck Health provides software to enhance the concussion management of any sports organization through improved testing, documentation and reporting.
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Great Podcast With Adrian Dater & Theo Fleury

“BSN Avalanche Podcast: Theoren Fleury @TheoFleury14 on overcoming abuse, addiction and his days with the Avs - https://t.co/LZwGo5bFZ8”
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Five Questions with Eddie Olczyk

The latest edition features former NHL forward/current "NHL on NBC" analyst Eddie Olczyk, who fought and beat Stage 3 colon cancer.
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N.H.L. Veteran Jim Kyte Talks Concussions
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Prince George's Myles Mattila Speaks Out On Mental Health Awareness

While many young people keep their illness hidden because of the stigma, young men are particularly at risk.
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Is A Precedent About To Be Set By The N.H.L. Brain Trust?

The National Hockey League is nearing an agreement with some of the retired players seeking damages from the league for head trauma they endured while playing, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman is reporting.
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Boyle, Anderson Wives Continue The Battle

There was no torch. There was no physical passing of anything. But as Nicholle Anderson and Lauren Boyle chatted, as they talked through bits of their stories, their journeys, the years of medications and tests and scans and scares, it was evident that they shared something.
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Another Former Teammate Shares His Story. Thanks For Your Courage And Honesty Army.

The NHL veteran opens up about his transition to normal life and a front-office job with the Kings after 17 years of playing hockey
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Help Support Homeless Awareness

“On November 15th, I’ll be sleeping on the street with other members of our community, with just a sleeping bag to show homeless youth that we care. Please support me in my efforts to help valuable programs at The Covenant House. #CHSleepOut https://t.co/aEKwWESGih”
#CHSleepOut
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Missing 10 Year Old Boy In Saskatoon

Saskatoon Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 10 year old boy. Braydin Moccasin was last seen on October 17, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m., in the 10 block of Leif Erickson Place. Braydin is described as being 5’1” tall with a slim build and weighs 100lbs. He has dark brown shaggy hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark blue long sleeved shirt with an orange square on the front that says 'Just Do It', blue track pants and black and white runners. Anyone with information on Braydin’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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Isles' Pucks & Paws Calendar Shoot

“Trust us when we say our Instagram story will make your day. 🐢😊🐾

πŸ“Έ https://t.co/vIRmhDKPEK”
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Parros Joins Former Rangers, Devils For Charity Game With Police Department

George Parros was more than willing to spend his Sunday playing hockey.
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Trainers And Athletes Open To The Possible Benefits Of Marijauna

Matt Nichol, a nutritionist and strength and conditioning coach who works with numerous elite-level NHLers, has been studying how marijuana can help athletes for months but says more research needs to be done.
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Hockey Fights Cancer

Welcome to NHL.com, the official site of the National Hockey League
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NHL "Learn to Play Hockey" Program

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Investing In The Kids

“It’s almost the weekend and Sparky made Friday extra fun at today’s @EVERFI school assembly in Queens! #Isles
#isles
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How Joe Murphy went from NHL star to homeless on the streets

Saturday on W5: TSN senior reporter Rick Westhead tells the story of Joe Murphy, a former NHL star and Stanley Cup winner, who's now homeless on the streets of Kenora, Ontario.
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Sad Story, But It's Good To See That Guys Are Getting Help

The National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that forward Micheal Haley of the Florida Panthers will be away from the team while taking part in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program.
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If You Think You Might Need Help

“If you’re struggling, don’t wait for something bad to happen.
Don’t wait for a wake-up call.
Talk to somebody.
It’s not as scary as you think.
There is hope.
There is light.
Just talk to somebody.
Because fighting alone is the worst way to fight.
@4everUSM24
#WorldMentalHealthDay https://t.co/Pe9BBu6vpQ”
#WorldMentalHealthDay
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Kevin Stevens’s Battle with Addiction
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22 Male Athletes Speaking Out About Depression | HeadsUpGuys

Depression does not mean weakness. You, too, can reach out and get better. 22 male athletes talk about their experiences with depression.
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Today Is World Mental Health Day. Here Are Some Important Resources

foundrybc.ca is an interactive website designed to support youth and young adults in British Columbia to better understand their mental health and learn about steps they can take to improve their well-being. The resource is made available through a partnership between Fraser Health Authority and the BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services of the Provincial Health Services Authority.
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Robin Lehner posts shutout in first game since revealing addiction, bipolar diagnosis

Some wins are simply more special than others.
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Quick Hydration Advice From Gary Roberts High Performance Training

Grab a bottle of water and check out these tips on staying hydrated throughout the day.
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Islanders goalie Robin Lehner opens up about his addiction...

In this exclusive first-person essay, the New York Islanders goaltender opens up about his struggles with alcohol and drugs, his bipolar diagnosis and how he 'is truly ready to battle now.'
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Flames prospect Tyler Parsons opens up about his mental...

Tyler Parsons was in a dark place. The darkest, actually. And the rising sun was doing nothing to brighten his mood.
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Coaching Hockey in the Mental Health Era

Athletes are becoming more and more open about asking for help. We spoke to coaches to find out what they’re doing to provide it.
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