In honour of Rick Rypien.

Today, I want to talk about health. Personally I don’t like drawing a big line between mental health and physical health, because mental health is stigmatized and seen as lesser, but I will for now to clarify what I’m saying.

Last August, Rick Rypien took his own life. A former Vancouver Canuck who was due to play with the Winnipeg Jets following the summer, he had been struggling with depression for years. His death prompted the creation of mindcheck.ca¬†and got conversations flowing amongst hockey fans about depression and mental health issues. So, in Rick’s memory, a few words on mental health. Continue reading

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