Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Hockey and the Brain
2011 has been a rough year for the NHL. My brother and sister went to high school with Rick Rypien, a Winnipeg Jets' player, who committed suicide in August. Rick was known to have bouts of depression. My sister and I were on vacation together talking about the Vancouver Canuck's tribute Rick when we read about Wade Belak, another enforcer for the Nashville Predators who also died. Before all this New York Rangers' forward Derek Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis home due to a drug and alcohol overdose.
Mind Alive's Audio Visual Entrainment Technology has been used in the NHL before by the Toronto Maple Leafs and more than ever it could help young players manage symptoms brought on by brain injuries, stress or depressed mood.