Fort McMurray, Alta. (Feb.17, 2016) – On March 1, the Fort McMurray Oil Barons will dawn mullets to raise awareness for mental health in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, as part of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) March Mullets campaign.
“We’re honoured to partner with the Canadian Mental Health Association to raise awareness for mental health and the many support programs in our region,” said Oil Barons President David Fitzgerald.
Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Canadians. However, many Canadians do not seek professional support because of fear of being judged by others or because of a lack of knowledge of available mental health programs and services. CMHA Wood Buffalo offers over 20 programs, support groups, and services to help teens and adults cope with anger, stress, and eating disorders, while increase self confidence and self respect.
“Mental illness can affect anyone, regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity, or religion. As young men, athletes, and role models in our community, we want our players to learn about the importance of mental health and serve as advocates for the programs and services that are offered by CMHA Wood Buffalo,” added Fitzgerald.
To learn more or to make a donation to CMHA Wood Buffalo’s March Mullets page, before March 31 visit https://donate.marchmullet.org/fundraise/team?ftid=66574.
More information about CMHA Wood Buffalo’s programs and services can be found at www.woodbuffalo.cmha.ca.
For more information, please contact:
Jordan Fitzgerald, Director of Communications
Phone: (403) 969-0104