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Babcock taking part in One Voice event for mental health

by Chris Lund / Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock will be in Saskatoon on July 24 for One Voice — an event in support of The Neural Health Project.

Babcock is a founder of The Neural Health Project with Dr. Dee Dee Maltman — medical director for the Centre of Integrative Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Following the deaths of a pair of family friends of Babcock — both of which stemmed from mental health issues — he connected with Dr. Maltman in an effort to help find a solution. From there, The Neural Health Project was born.

The project focuses on a comprehensive approach to treating mental health issues. By approaching the treatment of mental illness in a holistic fashion that addresses the mind, body and spirit, the project aims to leave a meaningful impact on how patients are handled.

From reimagining the relationship between healthcare practitioner and patient to combining traditional medical treatments with alternative ones, the project aims to avoid treating specific symptoms and begin empowering patients with the tools to improve their lives across the board to better combat the complexity of mental illness.

“(It’s) creating support at the gut level, the microbial level, the chemical level, the social level, the exercise and physiological level,” Maltman said in an interview with Bridges. “It’s all levels put together.”

One Voice will be a significant event for The Neural Health Project. Celebrities from across North America will head to Saskatoon to take part in an effort to raise awareness and money. The event aims to serve as a reminder that illness is not weakness as well as generating funds necessary to help leave a tangible impact on mental health care.

The majority of money raised from ticket sales, in addition to funds raised at the event, will directly benefit participants in the project.

Those looking to learn more about The Neural Health Project can visit its site HERE.

For more information about July 24's One Voice event, visit this link HERE.

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