mental health

NHLPA members break the ice in support of 9-8-8

By: Chris Lomon

Joseph Woll and Ryan Strome joined Dr. Jay Harrison and Papa Roach frontman, Jacoby Shaddix, for the Breaking the Ice panel during Canadian Music Week in support of 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline.


First Line bringing important dialogue to NHL locker rooms

By: Scott Burnside

Strengthening mental health knowledge and player-to-player support, First Line is a program delivered by NHLPA consulting psychologist and former NHL player, Dr. Jay Harrison.

May 28, 2024

First Line: Players looking out for each other off the ice

By: Scott Burnside

A first of its kind in professional sports, First Line has been well-received by NHL players among the first 20 to complete the program’s training.

January 10, 2024

Mental Health Commission of Canada and NHLPA Launch New Leadership and Education Program

By: NHLPA Media Release

FIRST LINE is an education and leadership program developed to strengthen NHLPA members’ mental health knowledge and skills.

January 10, 2024

J.T. Miller helps NHL alumnus Ryan Malone spread mental health awareness

By: Chris Lomon

Established in 2014, the Malone Family Foundation spotlights mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

May 23, 2023

Six sports unions team up for mental health awareness campaign

By: Media Release

The month-long initiative aims to normalize mental health as a vital component to our general, physical health.

May 1, 2023

Shaw, Ducky Brand aim to help public mental health care affordability

By: Chris Lomon

For Andrew Shaw, Ducky Brand Apparel is far more than just a fashion statement.

September 3, 2019

Alfredsson’s legacy extends off the ice in Ottawa

By: Nadia Vocaturo

The legacy of the Swedish, former Ottawa Senators captain affectionately known as Alfie, is forever undeniable as his name hangs from the rafters at Canadian Tire Centre, but it continues off the ice.

January 4, 2017

NHLPA Members React To Robin Williams' Death

By: Catherine Faas, Ryan Parker

NHLPA members join people from all walks of life on Twitter following the news of entertainer Robin Williams' passing.

August 12, 2014