Americans and CHMA team up to raise awareness about mental health during home game
KENNEWICK, WA – The Tri-City Americans and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of mental health during an up coming Americans game.
The Americans game on Friday, February 8 at 7:05 against the Kootenay ICE will feature:
- Videos featuring Americans players talking about mental health
- Public address announcements about mental health
- Hilinksi Hope bracelet giveaway at the Toyota Center entrance
The awareness campaign is part of the ongoing commitment by the Americans and CMHA 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 CMHA Mental Health Coach, who provides support and mental health resources to individuals in need.