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Body Image and Eating Issues

Body image is the mental picture we have of our body – what we see when we look in the mirror and how we feel about what we see. Although our physical appearance is only a small part of who we are, sometimes it can become the only thing that matters in…
- Source: mindcheck.ca  Body Image and Eating Issues Body image is the mental picture we have of our body – what we see when we look in the mirror and how we feel abou… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/mental-health-early-intervention-crucial/body-image-and-eating-issues/

Problematic Substance Use and Young People

Many young people will experiment with alcohol and/or other drugs and decide not to use some or all of them again. Others will continue to use substances, and a smaller number will develop problematic substance use.
-   Source: mindcheck.ca Problematic Substance Use and Young People Many young people will experiment with alcohol and/or other drugs and decide not to use some or al… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/mental-health-early-intervention-crucial/problematic-substance-use-and-young-people/

Mental Health Early Intervention is Crucial

Young people hold the promise of potential and hope; in their own lives, for their families and in the future of society. Sadly, too many of these teens and young adults may not have the opportunity to fulfill their potential, as emotional or mental healt…
- Source: mindcheck.ca Investing in our Athletes Mental Health Young people hold the promise of potential and hope; in their own lives, for their families and in the future… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/mental-health-early-intervention-crucial/

Managing Stress for Young People

Research has shown that long-term stress can increase the risk of developing depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems. Dealing with stress early helps to prevent it from leading to these types of problems.
- Source: mindcheck.ca  Managing Stress for young people Stress can be defined as a strain on your abilities to cope with the demands placed on you by everyday life. Str… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/mental-health-early-intervention-crucial/managing-stress-young-people/

Depression and Youth People

Feeling sad or low from time to time is a part of life. Feelings of discouragement and frustration are normal reactions to loss or disappointments.
- Source: mindcheck.ca Depression and Young People Feeling sad or low from time to time is a part of life. Feelings of discouragement and frustration are normal reactions… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/mental-health-early-intervention-crucial/depression-and-youth-people/

Anxiety and Young People

Everyone feels anxious at times. Anxiety is a normal response when we encounter a threatening or stressful situation such as writing an exam, public speaking or demanding schedules.
- Source: mindcheck.ca Anxiety and Young People Everyone feels anxious at times. Anxiety is a normal response when we encounter a threatening or stressful situation such … http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/mental-health-early-intervention-crucial/anxiety-and-young-people/

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Studies suggest that disordered eating may be more common among athletes and yet potentially more difficult to recognize. If you’re coaching an athletic team, or parenting an athlete, it’s critical to understand the impact of disordered eating in spor…
- Athletes and Disordered Eating By Aaryn Secker, M.Ed. Canadian Mental Health Association Studies suggest that disordered eating may be more common among athletes and yet p… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/eating-disorder-awareness-week/

9 Ways to Keep the Student in the Athlete

Dave Ludba - As a middle school teacher for 23 years, I have seen hundreds of elite student athletes walk through my door. I have had athletes from almost every sport imaginable including hockey, soccer, basketball, baseball, track & field, equestrian, fi…
- 9 Ways to Keep the Student in the Athlete By Dave Ludba, Hockey Dad, Middle School Teacher, Entrepreneur  As a middle school teacher for 23 years, I have seen hundreds… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/9-ways-keep-student-athlete/

Positives from Being Cut

So your child didn’t make their dream team. They shed a few tears, said they wanted to quit, and locked themselves in their room for the evening. Yes, getting cut as a 13 year-old might seem like the apocalypse. Thankfully the sun will rise tomorrow, ma…
- Positives from Being Cut By Tyler Hinds, proudly cut on more than one occasion (@THinds3) So your child didn’t make their dream team. They shed a few tears, said they w… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/positives-being-cut/