The Red Deer Rebels and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Central Alberta Branch are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of mental health during an upcoming Red Deer Rebels home game playing against Moose Jaw.
The Rebels game on Feb 9 at 7 PM will feature:
- A CMHA-run kiosk so fans can learn more about mental health
- Videos featuring [club name] players talking about the importance of mental health
- Public address announcements about mental health
The awareness campaign is part of the ongoing commitment by the Rebels and CMHA to implement Talk Today. Talk Today provides mental health support to players and raises awareness about mental health and suicide prevention throughout communities across the WHL.
A key piece of the Talk Today program has been to educate players about mental health and suicide prevention. Every team has received mental health training specific to suicide prevention. Each team is also now linked to a CMHA Mental Health Coach, who provides support and mental health resources to individuals in need.
“It makes such a huge difference to have Rebels players talk about mental health. It is a powerful way to fight stigma and remind people that they aren’t alone. We all need support sometimes – and that’s ok.”. said Christine Stewart, CMHA, Executive Director.
Tickets for the game are still available!.
For ticket information, see: http://reddeerrebels.com/