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Edmonton Oil Kings and CMHA Edmonton Team up for Talk Today

February 5, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Edmonton Oil Kings News Release

[Edmonton, AB] - The Edmonton Oil Kings and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Edmonton Branch are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of mental health when the Oil Kings host the Regina Pats on February 10, 2019 at 4:00 PM MT at Roger Place.

The awareness campaign is part of the ongoing commitment by the Oil Kings and CMHA Edmonton 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 Western Hockey League.

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

"By hosting this event, the Oil Kings and the Western Hockey League are helping eliminate the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health issues and encouraging discussion within the community about mental health," said CMHA Edmonton Advocacy and Wayfinding Coordinator, Chelsea Butler.

"The Oil Kings are proud to partner with CMHA Edmonton to help grow the conversation surrounding mental health," said Daniel Troiani, Director of Business Operations of the Edmonton Oil Kings.

"Our organization is committed to building a safe environment for players and staff to speak up for support, but also prepare them to help others who are in need. We hope our fans will join us in helping break down the judgement surrounding mental health and increase awareness with our community. "

Tickets for the game are still available and start as low as $20.

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