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Jets Help Build Awareness for Mental Health

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Monday, 01.13.2014 / 4:39 PM CT / News Articles
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Jets Help Build Awareness for Mental Health
The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with other Canadian NHL teams, and with the support of the National Hockey League, are pleased to announce details for Hockey Talks, a second-year initiative to bring increased dialogue and awareness to mental health and effective treatments. A game night in each respective city will be dedicated to Hockey Talks where each team will lend their voice to help encourage a national conversation about mental health and wellness.

Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with other Canadian NHL teams, and with the support of the National Hockey League, are pleased to announce details for Hockey Talks, a second-year initiative to bring increased dialogue and awareness to mental health and effective treatments. A game night in each respective city will be dedicated to Hockey Talks where each team will lend their voice to help encourage a national conversation about mental health and wellness.

The seven Canadian NHL teams recognize the importance of education and open dialogue of mental health and wellness at a national level. The goal of Hockey Talks is to bring this topic to the forefront in the public realm and alleviate misconception and stigma that has been unfairly associated with mental illness. With the collaboration of the seven Canadian hockey clubs, this message can have an extensive reach, connecting with citizens of all ages and backgrounds.

The Winnipeg Jets will host Hockey Talks on January 28, 2014 as they take on the Nashville Predators at MTS Centre. Game time is 7:00 pm. That night, each Winnipeg Jets player will wear a #11 Rick Rypien jersey during warm-up which, in turn, will then be auctioned to raise money for mental health awareness initiatives. Throughout the month, a different Mental Health organization will be in attendance at Winnipeg Jets games to provide information and Resource Guides to all fans. The programming and dialogue brings the opportunity to provide information to fans in recognizing mental health issues and better understanding the challenges associated with mental illness and to connect those in need of support with mental health organizations. Jets players will also don a Hockey Talks decal on their helmets for the entire month in support of this initiative. Fans are encouraged to join the conversation by sharing personal experiences or messages of support via social media with the hashtag #hockeytalks.

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
One in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness in their lifetime; it indirectly affects all Canadians at some point through a family member, friend or colleague. Stigma or discrimination attached to mental illnesses presents a serious barrier, not only to diagnosis and treatment but also to acceptance in the community. Approximately 70% of mental health problems and illnesses have their onset during childhood or adolescence. Identifying the signs early and getting connected to tools and support is the most important way to prevent problems from becoming worse. Mental health problems and illnesses can be treated effectively.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
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13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 76 24 37 12 61
B. Wheeler 74 25 34 24 59
B. Little 65 24 27 10 51
M. Scheifele 76 14 32 9 46
D. Byfuglien 67 18 27 6 45
D. Stafford 70 16 25 -15 41
M. Frolik 76 17 23 4 40
M. Perreault 57 18 18 3 36
J. Tlusty 66 14 15 -19 29
T. Myers 66 7 19 -9 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
O. Pavelec 19 15 7 .917 2.39
M. Hutchinson 20 10 5 .913 2.43
 
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