Tigers and CMHA team up to support mental health

By Leah Murray
February 9, 2018 - 5:01pm Updated: February 9, 2018 - 7:16pm

 

MEDICINE HAT – The Canadian Hockey League and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) are teaming up to break the stigma surrounding mental health problems.

Members of the Medicine Hat Tigers have been tweeting out messages of support using the hashtag 'Talk Today'.

According to the CMHA, one in five youth struggle with mental health issues.

Breanne Mellen with the CMHA said the campaign is meant to highlight the fact anyone can be affected by mental illness.

“Having individuals who play sports come to the table and recognize that they need that information, it’s helpful for the general population who watch them and look up to them, to also realize they need this information too,” she explained.

The CMHA will be at the Tigers game Friday night against the Hitmen at the Canalta Centre, to provide hockey fans with information and resources on mental health.

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