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Oilers to host Hockey Talks night in support of mental health awareness

Oilers Foundation working with local charities to champion mental health initiatives
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(PDF) Investigating the influence of youth hockey specialization on psychological needs (dis)satisfaction, mental health, and mental illness

PDF | The Developmental Model of Sport Participation describes three pathways that youth can follow: recreational participation, late specialization,... | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate
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Hockey – Our most dangerous game – Canada Safety Council

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Charity Hockey Game January 26, 2020 | CMHA Cowichan Valley Branch

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Late Canuck Rick Rypien’s brother pleased club has kept up mental health message

Wes Rypien will be at Rogers Arena Thursday as part of the team’s Hockey Talks mental-health initiative
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#SickNotWeak | Mental Health Community - End the Stigma Canada

#SickNotWeak's online community is here to reach and help that lonely person. Together we can end the stigma that surrounds mental health. Join the movement
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TSN host to speak to Lucan hockey team on mental health after local athlete died by suicide

Mental health advocate and host of TSN's 'Off the Record' Michael Lansberg is speaking to athletes in Lucan, Ont., after a young man died by suicide there in early October.
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Hockey world steps up mental health support. But is it enough?

Canada’s hockey world is taking steps to raise awareness of mental illness and brain injury among its players. But is it enough?
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5 Mental Health Articles by Hockey Players - Open Net Foundation

The Players Tribune is a great site.  They feature first hand accounts from players and personalities around the world of sports.  Here are 5 articles where players share their struggles with mental health. Everything’s Not O.K. – Nick Boynton (NHL tough guy) Depression, anxiety, mental-health issues … that sort of stuff can seem invisible sometimes … 5 Mental Health Articles by Hockey Players Read More »
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Young B.C. hockey players get positive mental health support with Buddy Check for Jesse

Victoria sports-medicine doctor is the founder of initiative focused on engaging with youth hockey teams across B.C.
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The Hockey Life: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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How A Digital Solution Improves Concussion Management - HeadCheck Health

A digital solution improves concussion testing procedures, enables data-driven decisions and scales to the fit the requirements of your organization.
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Retired goalie Tim Thomas emotionally details brain damage he says came from hockey | CBC Sports

Years removed from the goaltending career and the concussions that caused so many problems, Tim Thomas on Thursday detailed the brain damage that derailed his life.
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Mentorship gives B.C. junior hockey players first-hand look at addiction

"We are not trying to scare anyone here, we are simply giving the players the truth."
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Pain, agony and 'years of duress': How hockey wives are fighting back over players' chronic brain injuries | CBC News

Wives of some retired hockey enforcers are in their own fight, taking on the NHL and commissioner Gary Bettman, seeking an acknowledgement of a link between fights and head injuries on the ice and long-term effects like degenerative brain disease.
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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.”
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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...

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”