News from MHA, hot off the presses! Inside you'll find updates on groundbreaking services and programs that launched this fall and more about the vital work our Peer Specialists do each day. Plus, meet our new Board President, see highlights from our fall benefit, and get a sneak peek at an exciting new event taking place this spring!
Highlights from An Evening of Conversation with Clint Malarchuk
By Sean Mayer
As he fought back tears, former National Hockey League goalie Clint Malarchuk told a rapt audience what led him to point a gun under his chin and pull the trigger in 2009.
“I didn’t want to kill myself,” Malarchuk said of the suicide attempt on his Nevada ranch. “I wanted to get rid of the hamster or mouse or rat that was running around inside my head.”
On Thursday, October 26th, The Mental Health Association of Westchester welcomed former NHL all-star goalie Clint Malarchuk and his wife Joanie for a riveting and unforgettable evening of conversation.
The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) has introduced a new service offering support and resources for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide – Suicide Loss: Outreach, Support and Healing.
“To show weakness, we’re told in sports, is to deserve shame. But showing weakness, addressing your mental health, is strength,” says Mardy Fish, one of eight professional athletes who candidly shared their personal stories of mental health issues with USA TODAY.
Click the article below for more from Michael Phelps, Imani Boyette, Mardy Fish, Rick Ankiel, Royce White, Allison Schmitt, Brandon Marshall and Jerry West.