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Mental Health Commission, NHLPA begin initiative

The Mental Health Commission of Canada and the National Hockey League Players' Association have begun a joint initiative called “First Line,” intended to provide mental health education to the association’s members. The initiative is being operated through the commission’s Opening Minds branch. Described by the organizations as the first of its kind in professional sports, First Line is intended to provide information about issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and self-harm. It will also provide peer-to-peer support and work to counter stigmas associated with mental health. It takes the form of a course that can be completed in a group format, either in person or online.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the NHLPA on this vital and impactful initiative,” said Shane Silver, vice-president of MHCC and Opening Minds. “The Opening Minds programs have positively impacted more than one million participants worldwide, underscoring the universal importance of prioritizing mental health in every aspect of our lives, be it in our careers or personal spheres. I commend the NHLPA for their commitment to the well-being of their members and for adopting a holistic approach to health and wellness.”

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