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Wildcats and CMHA Moncton team up to raise awareness about mental health

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Moncton Wildcats and the Canadian Mental Health Association of NB Moncton team up to raise awareness about mental health during home game

February 27, 2019, Moncton, NB – The Moncton Wildcats and Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick (CMHA of NB), Moncton office are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of mental health during an upcoming Moncton Wildcats home game.

The Moncton Wildcats game on March 1st at 7:00 p.m. will feature:

  • A CMHA of NB kiosk so fans can learn more about mental health
  • Public address announcements about mental health

The awareness campaign is part of the ongoing commitment by the Moncton Wildcats and CMHA of NB 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 QMJHL.

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 of NB Mental Health Coach, who provides support and mental health resources to individuals in need.

The mental health work the Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick does is essential to a healthy community and healthy lifestyle.  The stories of their work are Moncton community stories.  People just like you and your families are the people helped in the community.  CMHA of NB does their work in our community, as a community.  They represent recovery… resilience and hope.  The Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick gives strength to our community.

“The Talk Today initiative provides an opportunity for the Moncton Wildcats to show its support for mental health and raise awareness about CMHA of NB programs within the greater Moncton.  Coaches, team staff and parents of the Moncton Wildcats have received training in safeTALK, an accredited program that teaches individuals to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and how to take action”, says Christa Baldwin, Executive Director, CMHA of NB.

Tickets for the game are still available, at ticketmaster.ca or at the Subaru of Moncton Box Office at the Avenir Centre

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For more information:

Lori Wheeler, Director of Communication, CMHA of NB (lori.wheeler@cmhanb.ca)

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