The New York Islanders, joined by 14 other National Hockey League teams, will host Hockey Talks, to bring awareness and encourage a conversation about mental health. The Islanders will dedicate the January 11th game night vs the Boston Bruins as their Hockey Talks night. Several NHL clubs will host Hockey Talks nights - as part of the league's mental health initiative - from Jan. 5 to Mar. 11. When it comes to Mental Health, we are all on the same team.
As part of the Islanders' Mental Health Night, three local mental health organizations - Bring It Home, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Northwell Health's Pediatric Psychiatry Program at Cohen Children's Hospital - will have tables on the concourse.
Bring it Home is a coalition of community-based mental health providers, advocates, and local leaders raising awareness to create more community-based housing programs for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Through education and advocacy, Bring it Home is working to bring better funding for better care to New York.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI has more than 500 local affiliates in the community raising awareness, support and education to those in need.
Northwell Health's Pediatric Psychiatry Program at Cohen Children's Hospital provides therapeutic services for children, adolescents and young adults needing mental health care.
Fans can learn more about all three charities at Saturday's game. Let's all support mental health together.