StopConcussions will launch a Mental Health Initiative this October

In loving memory of Karen Goulet McCarthy, StopConcussions, the Canadian/American Spinal Research Organization and our Shoot For A Cure Campaign will add an initiative on mental health. It is time for us to understand mental health better and Karen’s story can help us do that (please click on link above). We will begin to educate everyone on mental health and help fix our broken system. We will put to rest the myths of mental health and help people understand that addiction is only a mask for mental health issues. Karen’s story must be told and we will learn from her plight so we can help future generations.

To date, no “standard of practice” is consistently applied to prevent serious injury in sports. It is our goal to change this, as increased awareness and prevention instruction is a must – especially in athletics that have a higher frequency of serious injury. For several reasons we have included our Mental Health Initiative and Mental Training. StopConcussions is a not for profit organization in Ontario and are unable to provide tax receipts for income tax purposes.

The good news: We are gaining momentum.

Over the years, we have been proactive through seminars, events, presentations, forums and handouts and have created a network of practitioners, stakeholders and likeminded organizations. Across the globe, we are having meaningful, discussions with professional sports players of all ages, their families, coaches and organizations about avoiding, assessing, and eliminating concussions from our sports.

Your donation will help us create a true prevention platform, that is free to the public.

Concussions are an ongoing issue, and we have to be diligent ambassadors in order to change the mindset around the world. Together with the Shoot for a Cure platform, we can not only help with preventing injury, but also with research and awareness.

Thanks to your contribution, serious injuries can and will be prevented.