Return to play: Successfully reintegrating an athlete after a suicide attempt

This is a guest post from Nikita Moriarity. She has a combined 7 years of working experience in behavior and crisis intervention and currently is the Executive Director for the New Brunswick provincial suicide and crisis helpline. In her spare time she volunteers and plays Ultimate Frisbee in her community and has coached soccer for the provincial NB teams along […]

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Remembering Alex

This is a guest post from Julie McLaughlin, sister and twin to Alex McLaughlin. Alex was a former student-athlete at Acadia University who died by suicide in Spring 2014. SAMHI is proud to partner with the 2015 Alex McLaughlin Memorial Basketball Tournament (AMMBT). Thank you for sharing this story with us.
His name was Alex. He was a son, a brother, a […]

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We Don’t Say a Word…And We Implode

This is a guest post from SAMHI Co-Founder, Samantha DeLenardo. Samantha completed her Master of Arts in Health Communication while playing varsity hockey, has three brothers, and is currently living in Ottawa, ON. Thank you to Unsung Hero Apparel for originally sharing this post.
In 2011, the hockey world was stunned by three sudden deaths. First, Derek Boogaard, then Rick Rypien, and Wade […]

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