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.
“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 #WorldMentalHealthDayhttps://t.co/Pe9BBu6vpQ”
He was a first overall pick in the 1986 NHL Draft. His name is engraved on the Stanley Cup. Now, Joe Murphy is living homeless on the streets of Northern Ontario. Our Rick Westhead searches for Murphy in Kenora, as the close-knit hockey fraternity asks, “what can be done to help?” This is ‘Finding Murph’.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”