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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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'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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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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I Can't Live Like That Anymore | By Daniel Carcillo

I would give back all my money, I would give back all the time. You can take my name off the Stanley Cup twice over. I can’t live like that anymore. I just can’t.
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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.
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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”

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”
Concussions In Women's Sports
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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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(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 players and workplace health and safety - First Reference Talks

Hockey players get paid to be hit. The reverse is also true; many hockey players are paid to hit. For hockey players, violence is part of the job. This job has clearly been taken up a notch this year for the playoffs. Even Sid “the Kid” was renamed “Vicious Sid” in a recent headline.
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When athletes share their battles with mental illness

Roughly one in five American adults suffer from mental illnesses. Athletes might be more at risk. Here, eight of them tell their authentic stories.
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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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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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Investing In The Kids

“It’s almost the weekend and Sparky made Friday extra fun at today’s @EVERFI school assembly in Queens! #Isles
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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

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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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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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 »