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OCN Blizzard team up with CMHA

The OCN Blizzard have partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association for their first Talk Today game in support of mental health awareness. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 PM when the OCN Blizzard take on the Neepawa Natives at Gordon Lathlin Memorial Arena.

Talk Today is one of the most comprehensive mental health programs for amateur sports in Canada. It strives to promote the mental health of young athletes while spreading awareness about the benefits of positive mental health throughout communities across the country. 

This mental health awareness game is a part of the OCN Blizzard’s new partnership with the CMHA. Talk Today, an initiative of CMHA Ontario in partnership with CMHA Nationwide, collaborates with amateur sports organizations across Canada to bring mental health awareness and suicide prevention training to young athletes. 

A key component of the Talk Today program has been to educate players on mental health and suicide prevention, in addition to linking each team to a CMHA mental health coach who provides support and mental health resources to individuals in need. Since its launch in 2014 Talk Today has delivered suicide prevention training and provided resources to over 3,000 athletes, 300 coaches, 200 billet families, 100 staff in Junior hockey, college and university athletics. 

Read more about Talk Today http://ontario.cmha.ca/programs-services/talk-today/

Founded in 1918, The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada.  Through a presence in more than 300 communities across the province, CMHA provides advocacy , programs and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.  For more information please visit http://www.cmha.ca