We are often amazed and marvel at professional hockey players for their ability to do things on the ice few could dream of matching. For this rare talent, our NHL heroes are rewarded with rich contracts and a degree of celebrity-like status that is something of childhood dreams.
However, the tentacles of substance use and mental illness knows no demographic bounds.
On October 7, as part of the virtual Leaders for Mental Health Breakfast, Ottawa Senators Forward, Bobby Ryan, alongside other community leaders, will bravely share their deeply personal stories of overcoming despair and finding hope and resiliency during this unprecedented time in our lives.
Join host Ian Mendes, with celebrity appearances from Alanis Morrisette, and from CBC, The Debaters, comedian, Derek Seguin and thousands of mental health supporters from across Canada on this very special, live, fundraising event.