For the past ten years, the "Talk Today" program has been made available to junior hockey players around Canada. The Canadian Mental Health Association is now celebrating the milestone accomplishment, the SJHL also sharing the release to their website back in June as they joined in celebrating a decade of mental health awareness. 

With over 100 clubs in the fold, combing over 2500 athletes, coaches, team personnel, billets and parents, the CMHA is sharing that in 2023-24 they witnessed their greatest impact yet.

"This past season, more teams and participants were trained in mental health awareness and suicide prevention, more individuals were empowered to reach out to their local CMHAs for support and resources, and more teams engaged in mental health awareness initiatives than ever before across major junior hockey through the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) along with its three member leagues and Jr. A members of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL)."

Branches all around Canada helped support their teams, the local example being CMHA Rosetown. The Kindersley Jr. Klippers benefitted from Program Director Carmen Ledding presenting one of 71 in-arena mental health awareness events throughout Canada this hockey season.

The February 9 game in Kindersley was a great way for Ledding's local team to spread positive messages in the name of mental health.


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The past ten years has helped over 11,000 participants benefit from these same teachings. There is no doubt that junior hockey, collegiate programs and even minor sports organizations have greatly been helped out by the mental health awareness, as well as suicide prevention training.

Find the link to the release above for more information regarding the Canada-wide program.