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Former NHL Goaltender Clint Malarchuk Shares Personal Story

Former NHL goaltender Clint Malarchuk shares personal story of recovery at Breakfast of Champions to mark Mental Health Awareness Week

London, Ontario – Clint Malarchuk shared his extraordinary life experience with mental illness and addiction before a sold out crowd of more than 1,200 people at this year's Breakfast of Champions, an annual event hosted by St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation and Canadian Mental Health Association, Middlesex.

The former NHL goaltender and coach told light-hearted stories about his days in the NHL and a storied career in professional hockey. He spoke with honestly about his lifelong battle with anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder, as well as the gruesome 1989 on-ice trauma that resulted in post-traumatic stress.

"Breakfast of Champions has done what we hoped it would do since it began 12 years ago," says Michelle Campbell, President and CEO, St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation. "It has grown to be the main source of community dialogue about mental health and helped to build a greater public understanding and acceptance of mental illness in our community."

The event also honoured local individuals and organizations making significant contributions to advance mental wellness in the community through the Canadian Mental Health Association, Middlesex's Champion of Mental Health Awards. Kristin Legault-Donkers and Lubrico Warranty received an award in the individual and organization categories respectively. For a complete list of nominees visit: https://cmhamiddlesex.ca/2018-champion-of-mental-health-award-nominees/.

Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex (http://www.cmhamiddlesex.ca/)

The Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex provides community-based mental health services, housing supports, outreach and education through many locations across London, Middlesex, Strathroy, Exeter and Goderich. We promote mental wellness through responsive and innovative services and empower individuals on their recovery journey. The vision of CMHA Middlesex is an inclusive community with mental health and wellbeing for all.

St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation (www.sjhcfoundation.org)

St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation gathers, grows and grants philanthropic funds to enable St. Joseph's Health Care London to pursue excellence in care, teaching and research. Through donor support, the foundation contributes to advances in the delivery of patient care, specialized equipment, research initiatives and capital funds at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkwood Institute, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care and Lawson Health Research Institute. As one of the largest charitable organizations in Southwestern Ontario, St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation is an accredited member of Imagine Canada's Standards Program, which recognizes the foundation's commitment to ethical fundraising and donor accountability.


Last Updated: Tuesday, 08 May 2018 17:53:25 PM EST

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