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.
N.H.L. Veteran Jim Kyte Talks Concussions

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.

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”
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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. 🐢😊🐾

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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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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
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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.
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Kevin Stevens’s Battle with Addiction
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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.

Robin Lehner posts shutout in first game since revealing addiction, bipolar diagnosis

Some wins are simply more special than others.
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Great Information From One Of The Best

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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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CJHL announces concussion program

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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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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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Bell Let’s Talk

Bell Let’s Talk is a wide-reaching, multi-year program designed to break the silence around mental illness and support mental health all across Canada.
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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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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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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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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.
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From Daniel Carcillo, Founder of Chapter 5
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Daniel Carcillo opens up about the death of his friend Steve Montador and why the NHL community can’t be silent about mental health issues anymore.
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“It was early Sunday afternoon, and I was taking off my shoes
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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’.
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I've just created the c/HealthAndWellness circle

A place to talk about physical and mental health & wellness of players
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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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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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Hockey Fights Cancer

Welcome to NHL.com, the official site of the National Hockey League
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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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The Hockey Life: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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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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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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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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#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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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.