[THE INSTIGATOR] Open letter to Geoff Molson
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09-05-2011, 05:20 AM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Thousands of Canadians commit suicide yearly, thousands, every year.
The disease is real, unfathomable by those who don't suffer, people shouldn't underestimate the powers of mental illness.
Of those thousands who die yearly from suicide/deep depression, how many are related to blows to the head? My guess is, barely any.
I think this holds true for the 3 who have died this summer. I'm in support of an investigation to the psychological impacts of being an everyday enforcer, or the impact of playing competitive hockey, period. There needs to be more awareness and programs that closely monitor these potential effects that may put a player at increased risk, to me, that's the best way to deal with the situation.
There is a stigma attached to this illness, much the same way there is to admitting your gay, they fear of what will be thought of them by those who don't understand what they're going through. It's ridiculous, that the society we live in treats people this way, but the stigma is real and unfortunate.
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