Rockets’ Conner Bruggen-Cate makes a pass past a Kamloops Blazers skater. Rockets host Kamloops Feb. 2. Photo: Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze

Rockets team up with Canadian Mental Health Association

The Kelowna Branch of the CMHA and the Kelowna Rockets are teaming up to address the importance of mental health during the Rockets upcoming home game against the Kamloops Blazers Feb. 2.

The campaign is part of an ongoing commitment by the Rockets and the CMHA Kelowna to implement the Talk Today program. Talk Today is a support resource available to players that addresses mental health and suicide prevention.

“We know that the stigma associated with mental health issues often keeps people from seeking help when they need it,” said Aaryn Secker, community education facilitator at CMHA Kelowna. “This Talk Today event aims to reduce that stigma by starting a conversation about mental health and encouraging people of all ages to seek help when they need it.”

RELATED: Kelowna expecting lows of -15 degrees next week

Over the last three years, every Rockets player has had the opportunity to participate in safeTALK suicide alertness training. WHL teams are now connected to their local branches of the CMHA as a ongoing partnership to offer help, support, and resources to anyone in need.

“We’re extremely grateful to partner with the CMHA Kelowna to host a Talk Today event to increase public awareness and to promote mental health in our community,” said Anne-Marie Hamilton of the Kelowna Rockets.

The Rockets game on Feb. 2 will feature a CMHA-run kiosk for fans to learn more about mental health, videos featuring Rockets players talking about the importance of mental health, and public announcements about mental health.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Pets still missing after Peachland home fire

Two Pomeranians and two cats are missing after fire

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: A sunny Easter Sunday

Temperatures will peak at approximately 20C region-wide

Petition to stop new cell tower too close to Kelowna homes

An online petition was started to stop cell tower construction near Ellison Elementary School

Local Kelowna project tabs restaurant workers for industry fundraiser

The 2nd Hungry Games invites fundraises for local charities

‘No answers:’ Canadians react to Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds

The co-ordinated bomb attacks killed at least 207 people and injured 450 more on Easter Sunday

Regional district backs more consultation on plans to help caribou

It is feared that the caribou recovery plans could result in closure of backcountry areas

Okanagan student shows skill at provincial finals

Aidan Eglin of Armstrong won website development event at Skills Canada’s B.C. finals in Abbotsford

Kootnekoff: Easter Bunny legal woes

Several years ago, our young daughter needed to know: “Is Santa Claus… Continue reading

Okanagan fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware cats were in wood pile in yard near garbage pile fire that got away

Okanagan township’s open burning winds down

Spallumcheen reminds residents of regulation changes as open burning concludes April 30

Children gather for Easter festival in Summerland

Fourth annual Easter Egg-stravaganza included activities and egg hunt

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

Most Read