MEDICINE HAT, AB –- The Tigers and Canadian Mental Health Association are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of mental health during an upcoming Tiger home game.
The Tigers game on Wednesday February 15th vs. Victoria will feature a Canadian Mental Health Association run kiosk so fans can learn more about mental health, videos featuring Tigers players talking about the importance of mental health in order to get maximum awareness on this issue. Finally there will be an interactive intermission activity.
The awareness campaign is part of the ongoing commitment by the Tigers 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 CMHA Mental Health Coach, who provides support and mental health resources to individuals in need.
“The partnership through the Canadian Hockey League and the Canadian Mental Health Association is crucial in our society to get the message out about suicide prevention as the target age category fits in with our players. We hope by educating our players, staff and fans we can help prevent mental health issues and let those that need help know there is someone listening at all times,” stated Ryan Plysuik, Manager of Communications for the Tigers.
Tickets for the game are still available online at Ticketmaster or in person at the Canalta Centre Box Office.