Pic from http://aeryssports.com/

The passing of Rick Rypien hit a lot of us hard this summer. In a dark time like that, it’s tough to believe that any good can come from losing someone you care about. Hopefully some can.

The reality is, there are a lot people out there who need help, and the website “mindcheck.ca” has been set up to help those who struggle through mental difficulties, aiming to provide them with some relief.

Thanks to Jets season-ticket holder @HailsJA for the tip. Please pass this on. As she put it “may save a life.”

She also pointed out that Bieksa lends his voice to share his experiences with Rypien, who suffered from depression, here.


Comments (3)

  1. The link above doesn’t work, but Bieksa’s testimonial is found here: http://mindcheck.ca/inonevoice

    Bieksa was very close with Rypien. From the Vancouver Sun:
    While sitting out the rest of the 2008-09 regular season, Rypien stayed with the Bieksas. “My wife stayed up to five in the morning talking to him every night,” Kevin said. “We did what we could. . . just tried to get him through this. He loved hockey, loved coming to the rink.”
    (article: http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Rick+Rypien+everyone+leaned/5564248/story.html#ixzz1b9TrwKEn)

    • I should add that the reason Rick Rypien is a part of this website is because the site is made in partnership with the Canucks for Kids Fund, and the intention of making this website was announced on the night of the teams’ on ice Rypien tribute back in October. Just FYI.

    • Apologies on the above link.

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