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N.H.L. Veteran Jim Kyte Talks Concussions
8:43pm - 13 Oct 2018

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.
7:05pm - 08 Sep 2018

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.
11:44pm - 14 Sep 2018

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.
7:15pm - 08 Sep 2018

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’.

Bell Let's Talk on Twitter

“BELL LET’S TALK DAY 2019 OFFICIAL VIDEO: Today, every view of this video makes a difference. All you need to do is watch it and Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives. Share to help spread the word! #BellLetsTalk https://t.co/zVdFiEafYl”
1:57pm - Sat 14 Mar

‘Dumb,’ ‘stupid’ and ‘lazy’ replay in mind of ex-NHLer with dyslexia

Saskatoon-raised ex-NHLer Brent Sopel is advocating to raise awareness about dyslexia, a learning difference he wasn’t diagnosed with until adulthood.
2:32pm - 02 Nov 2018

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.
11:17pm - 19 Oct 2018

Investing In The Kids

“It’s almost the weekend and Sparky made Friday extra fun at today’s @EVERFI school assembly in Queens! #Isles
1:48pm - 26 Jul 2019

Clint Malarchuk suffered a horrific sporting injury. But PTSD put his life in peril again, decades later | CBC Radio

Clint Malarchuk suffered one of the most horrific accidents in NHL history in 1989, when another player's skate severed his jugular vein. But decades later, undiagnosed PTSD from the incident would put his life in peril again.
8:08pm - Fri 24 Jan

(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
11:21pm - 17 Sep 2018

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.
8:26am - 10 Oct 2018

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.
10:05pm - 10 Oct 2018

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.
1:20am - 11 Oct 2018

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.
@4everUSM24
#WorldMentalHealthDay https://t.co/Pe9BBu6vpQ”
7:24pm - 17 Oct 2019

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.

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.
3:42am - 30 May 2019

'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.

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.