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