Mental health matters.
As ultimate players, we often talk about our physical health and injuries related to playing our sport. We want our community to be comfortable talking about our mental health, too.
If you suffer from a mental illness, please know you are not alone. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, in any given year 1 in 5 Canadians will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. That includes athletes!
When you are physically injured, you go to a team of healthcare professionals to aid in your recovery. If you are struggling with your mental health, please don’t hesitate to ask for help. In B.C., you can contact the BC Crisis Centre at any time.
Here are some other organizations that provide supports and services:
In 2020, the VUL started participating in the Bell Let’s Talk Day in January, which aims to promote mental health awareness and raises funds for mental health initiatives. Do you have any other suggestions for how we can support mental health in our ultimate community? We would be happy to hear from you.