Stories of HopeEdmonton Oilers Hockey Talks Raises Awareness for Reproductive Mental HealthPosted on: Apr 01, 2016
Part of an Canadian NHL wide initiative Hockey Talks are held during a specific timeframe each season when teams dedicate their game nights to raising awareness of mental health.
Part of an Canadian NHL wide initiative Hockey Talks are held during a specific timeframe each season when teams dedicate their game nights to raising awareness of mental health. This initiative is an important one that works to alleviate misconceptions and stigma that have been associated with mental illness.
This past February the Lois Hole Hospital for Women was proud to represent the cause of Reproductive Mental Health. An area of mental health that often is overlooked.
"IT WAS OUR PLEASURE TO BE PRESENT AT THE HOCKEY TALKS EVENT AND WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO THE OILERS FOR THEIR INVITATION" SAID LINDSAY PEDDLE, ROYAL ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL FOUNDATION DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE HOSPITAL. "WE BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT RAISE AWARENESS FOR THIS VERY VULNERABLE TIME IN A WOMAN'S LIFE, AND WE ARE EXTREMELY PROUD OF THE WORK OUR HOSPITAL IS DOING IN THE FIELD."
The evening was full of important conversations between the Foundation team and the hockey audience in attendance during the evening. Beyond bringing awareness to the Reproductive Mental Health work that is happening at the hospital the evening was another important step in continuing to raise awareness about all of the many important services the hospital has to offer to women in Alberta.