May 27, 2019

Mood Disorders Society of Canada is very pleased to announce that Dawn Braid Skating has partnered with us on our Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental health on the ice with hockey players, their families and friends.

Dawn Braid Skating has adopted the blue anti-stigma elephant onto their skating jersey.  By doing this, people will ask what the elephant is about – which can lead to the discussion about mental illness.  It also signifies that this a safe place to talk about mental illness without feeling afraid or that you will be thought less of or stigmatized. Opening up the conversation is the single best thing anyone can do for someone who is going through issues.

“This year our DBS logo will take on new colours and our jerseys will be crested with the blue anti stigma elephant. We are very proud to partner with and support EITR.  Each time your jersey is worn, you support a safe place to talk about mental health, build awareness and help eliminate stigma.”  Dawn Braid, Owner DBS

Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) applauds Dawn Braid for recognizing the importance of addressing the mental health needs of hockey players of all ages and all levels of play.  MDSC is proud to be part of this collaborative partnership.” Dave Gallson, National Executive Director, MDSC

About the Mood Disorders Society of Canada:

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada was launched in 2001 to provide people with mood disorders, their families and caregivers a strong, cohesive voice at the national level on issues relating to mental health and mental illness. With particular regard to depression, bipolar disorder and other associated mood disorders, the MDSC aims to improve access to treatment, inform research, shape program development and government policy to improve the quality of life for people affected by mood disorders.

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