Hockey Talks - Facts & Figures

Hockey Talks - Facts & Figures

  • Hockey Talks is a program to encourage dialogue about mental health.
  • The goal of the program is to raise awareness of resources and reduce misperceptions and stigma that are often associated with mental health.
  • Each Canadian team is dedicated to providing information to help facilitate navigation of mental health services in their respective province.
  • Mental health education will aid in recognizing symptoms, identify effective self-care strategies and better understand the challenges of mental illness; this is important for both the person dealing with mental health issues as well as their support group.
  • A nation-wide collaboration allows us to increase our reach.
  • Specific medical related questions would best be answered by medical professionals; our goal is to help connect people to those individuals.
  • One in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness in their lifetime.
  • Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague.
  • Young people ages 15-24 are more likely to report mental illness and/or substance use disorders than any other age group.
  • 70% of mental health problems and illnesses have their onset during childhood or adolescence.
  • Mental illness affects people of all ages, educational and income levels, and cultures.
  • Stigma or discrimination attached to mental illnesses presents a serious barrier, not only to diagnosis and treatment but also to acceptance in the community.
  • Mental health problems and illnesses can be treated effectively.
  • Only one in three people who experience a mental health problem or illness report that they have sought and received services and treatment.
  • In Canada, only one out of five children who need mental health services receives them.
  • It is important for youth to recognize when managing emotions and thoughts is becoming too much to handle.
  • Identifying the signs early and getting connected to tools and support is the most important way to prevent problems from becoming worse.
  • Friends and family play an important role in supporting each other through difficult times.
  • Players ask and get help for many injuries – shoulder, knee, etc – Mental Health should be no different – asking for help is the key.