01/02/2023 – Ontario Hockey League (OHL) – Windsor Spitfire News Release
Windsor, Ontario. – The Windsor Spitfires have partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association in Windsor Essex for a pack drop on Thursday, February 2nd at 7:05pm. Sue Greyhound at the WFCU Center.
The game day experience has several features to promote the importance of mental health.
CMHA-operated kiosks located on the concourse will allow fans to learn more about mental health and the organization’s community-based services.
Ceremonial pack drop and photo opportunity with CMHA Windsor-Essex.
Video of Windsor Spitfire players discussing the importance of mental health
Public Service Notices on Mental Health and CMHA Windsor-Essex.
CMHA Funding Component
This mental health awareness game is part of an ongoing partnership with Windsor Spitfire and CMHA Windsor Essex and the Talk Today program offered by Syngenta and Ontario grain farmers. Originally launched in 2014 by CMHA Ontario in partnership with the Ontario Hockey League, Talk Today provides an important opportunity to address the mental health needs of athletes across Canada. Through this program, over 1,450 of his OHL players and over 550 of his coaches, billets and staff have received mental health and suicide prevention training throughout the league.
An important part of the Talk Today program is educating players about mental health and suicide prevention. Each team also works with his CMHA Mental Health Coach to provide mental health resources to individuals in need of support.
“About 1 in 5 young people struggle with mental health, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults and young adults ages 15 to 34. Partnerships like Talk Today provides athletes with an opportunity to let them know that they are not alone and that they have programs and programs in place, and support is available,” said Dr. Sonja Grbevski, CEO of CMHA-WECB. I’m here.
“The Talk Today program is an important resource for our entire organization. They provide support and mental health resources to individuals in need and provide players with educational training they can use later in life. said Nick Welsh, Communications, Media and Community Relations Manager, Windsor Spitfires Hockey Club.
“Mental Health is helping Ontario grain farmers suffering from mental health issues, as we aim to remove the stigma still associated with talking about mental health and seeking help. , a strategic development on Ontario grain farmers.”Programs like OHL and CMHA’s Talk Today help start much-needed conversations and educate people about mental health issues.” We are pleased to partner with Syngenta and OHL to deliver this important program.”
“Hockey is part of many farming communities, so it makes sense to be involved in such an important cause,” said Norm Sutherland, District Manager, Syngenta Canada. “At Syngenta, the mental health of our employees and customers is our top priority. Just as we need to talk about mental health in the dressing room, we should also talk about mental health on the farm, where everyday stress can take its toll. We need to talk, and we appreciate working with CMHA, OHL, and Ontario grain farmers to elevate the mental health conversation and provide support in links and farming communities across the state.”
Game tickets are still available, starting at $18.80. For ticket information, visit windsorspitfires.com.
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