Weekly Links: Mental illness and Bell #LetsTalk; World Cup of Hockey 2016; Junior hockey labour; and more
January 31, 2015 Leave a comment
Welcome to Hockey in Society’s Weekly Links post. This feature highlights articles or blog entries that are related to Hockey in Society’s areas of interest and that may be of interest to the site’s readers. Please check out some of the great writing that is happening in the hockey media and blogosphere!
Editor’s Note: Due to the large amount of news and opinion about the NHL’s World Cup 2016 announcement and the league’s 2015 All-Star Game, links on these topics are included in separate sections below.
- With Bell’s #LetsTalk campaign continuing to draw a great deal of support from the hockey community, Clare Austen reminds us that mental illness is much more complicated than the campaign suggests and argues that Twitter is not an ideal medium for therapy. [Puckology]
- And Adam Proteau used the occasion to remember the many people in the hockey community who have lost their lives because of mental illness, including Rick Rypien, Wade Belak, Terry Trafford, Daron Richardson and Clint Reif. [The Hockey News]
- Josh Cohen with a really important look at a lawsuit in Washington State that is determining whether junior hockey players are considered child labourers. [Vice Sports]