Titan and CMHA New Brunswick partner to raise mental health awareness
January 25, 2024, Bathurst – The Acadie-Bathurst Titan and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), New Brunswick Branch are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of mental health during an upcoming Titan home game.
The Titan game on January 28th at 3PM will feature:
- A CMHA-run kiosk so fans can learn more about mental health
- Videos featuring Titan players talking about the importance of mental health
- Public address announcements about mental health
The awareness campaign is part of the ongoing commitment by the Titan and CMHA of New Brunswick 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.
This season, Talk Today is celebrating a major milestone – its 10th season of supporting junior hockey. Since its launch in 2014, Talk Today has provided an important opportunity to address the mental health needs of hockey players and other athletes across Canada. From 2014. through the 2022-23 season, nearly 8,600 individuals have received mental health and suicide awareness training through the program. The vast majority of individuals trained are athletes (7,598), but coaches (381), staff (217), billets and parents (400) have also participated in training, helping to create cultures of openness within athlete support networks.
“We look forward to participating in Talk Today this season and collaborating on awareness initiatives in our local community.” said Jean-Michel Frigault, Community program coordinator of CMHA New Brunswick.
“Members of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan play leadership roles within the community. Players, particularly,
are excellent role models who positively influence young fans and their families.,” said Erin White, Director of Marketing & Game Day Coordinator of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.
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Titan Foundation & Communications Coordinator
Senior community relations coordinator, CMHA of New Brunswick