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02-12-2013, 04:07 PM
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Mental Health week

Not sure if this is the right forum to post this thread, but I trust you will find the right one.

As this is Mental Health week in Canada, TSN is doing some wonderful documentaries on mental health issues in sports, specifically depression. Former athletes Stephane Richer, Clara Hughes, Darryl Strawberry and others speak candidly about their struggle with depression during the peak of their careers and how they have come to terms with it in their lives afterward. TSN also did a fabulous, but heart wrenching documentary on a young amateur athlete by the name of James Peek and how is family continues to cope with his suicide 13 years later. This documentary takes the issue of depression beyond the world of sport in how the devastating act of suicide effects family, friends and how an annual golf tournament gives a resounding voice to mental health issues many of us struggle to talk about candidly.

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02-12-2013, 04:11 PM
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Mental health issues are all around us. It's can be surprising, but many people that we know struggle from day-to-day. Very impressed with the NHL trying to bring some awareness to the subject.

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02-12-2013, 05:11 PM
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I remember Strawberry speaking on it last year. If anyone remembers, Strawberry was more or less the way we once thought of Mike Tyson or currently, Terrell Owens. Actually more like Tyson since the things he did were highlighted by brushes with the law. He was a guy that could very well have been a player that could have matched Ted Williams' career. He had that sweet swing much in the way Ken Griffey Jrs.' was talked about. I always thought Strawberry had so much potential and wasted it.

To hear him talk nowadays about it makes you realize the huge life transformation he has made for himself. This isn't the Strawberry of the 1990s anymore and it is impressive to hear his story.

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