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Foundry - Where Wellness Takes Shape

We are forging a new, province-wide culture of care through the development of a network of centres and e-health services.
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Isles' Pucks & Paws Calendar Shoot

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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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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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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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‘Dumb,’ ‘stupid’ and ‘lazy’ replay in mind of ex-NHLer with dyslexia

Saskatoon-raised ex-NHLer Brent Sopel is advocating to raise awareness about dyslexia, a learning difference he wasn’t diagnosed with until adulthood.
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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.
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TSN Original: Finding Murph

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’.
Veteran MD About 5G Technology Dangers At 5G Hearing
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Kevin Stevens’s Battle with Addiction
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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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Walking his darkest path: Mark Rypien’s long struggle with traumatic brain injury

Mark Rypien doesn’t know if he has CTE: diagnosis can only be made with an autopsy. But both he and his wife, Danielle, can identify the signposts.
N.H.L. Veteran Jim Kyte Talks Concussions
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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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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.

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 article by St Mary's coach Trevor Stienburg on the mental toll of chasing the dream.

Trevor Stienburg, former NHL player and current hockey coach at Saint Mary’s University, is encouraging everyone to talk about mental health in sports after Ben Meisner went public with his story.

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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Jacksonville Autism Awareness Jerseys
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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.”