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09-03-2011, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post


Fighting should be abolished. There's no more doubt in my mind now.
Knee jerk reactions should be abolished.

Blaming fighting for suicides among hockey players is ridiculous.

Suicides happen every day involving non-athletes who have never been exposed to any head trauma.

Instead of calling for a ban on fighting in hockey, do a little research on the neurotransmitters (chemicals that transmit signals from a neuron to a target cell across a synapse........yes I work in health care) in the brain.

Any imbalance of serotonin or norepinephrine levels in the brain can lead to depression..........regardless of injury to the brain.

Depression is a precursor to most suicides. Depression is a disease........NOT AN INJURY. And as such, depression can be treated.

So, please stop with the knee jerk remarks that are totally off base. My nephew committed suicide three months ago. He did not play sports nor did he fight. He was a kind and gentle young man who suffered from depression and ultimately came to the wrong conclusion that suicide was the answer.

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