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Titan and CMHA Bathurst team up to raise awareness about mental health

BATHURST – The Acadie-Bathurst Titan and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Bathurst Branch are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of mental health during an upcoming Titan home game.

The Titan game on Tuesday, February 12that 7 pm will feature:

  • A CMHA-run kiosk so fans can learn more about mental health
  • Videos featuring Acadie-Bathurst Titan players talking about the importance of mental health
  • Public address announcements about mental health

The awareness campaign is part of the ongoing commitment by the Acadie-Bathurst Titan and CMHA Bathurst to implement Talk Today. Talk Today provides mental health support to players and raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention throughout communities across the Québec Major Junior Hockey League.

A key piece of the Talk Todayprogram 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.

“We’re extremely grateful to partner with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan to host a Talk Todayevent to increase public awareness and to promote mental health in our community,” said Julie Spence, Community Education Coordinator of CMHA Bathurst.

“Members of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan play leadership roles within the community and players, particularly, are seen as excellent role models who positively influence young fans and their families,” said Gilles Cormier, Executive Director of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.

Tickets for the game are still available, starting from $7.

For ticket information, contact the K.C Irving Box Office at 549-3200.

 

Media Contacts:

Julie Spence                                                                                     Gilles Cormier
Community  Education Coordinator                                          Executive Director
CMHA Bathurst                                                                               Acadie-Bathurst Titan
506-547-2949                                                                                   506-549-3344
Julie.spence@gnb.ca                                                                      gilles.cormier@letitan.com

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