Carey Price players assistance

Carey Price enters NHL players assistance program for mental health support

Price will be in treatment for at least 30 days.

This morning, just prior to a press conference by Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin, the NHL and the NHLPA announced that Carey Price has voluntarily entered the league’s players assistance program. The program is designed to help players and their families with mental health concerns, substance abuse and other problems.

Price’s wife Angela posted about this development on Instagram.

“Part of the privilege of being in the position our family is in, is that we also get a public platform to show how there is and can be a path to light for anyone who is struggling. No matter what is on the line, I hope we can communicate the importance of putting your mental health first.”

—Angela Price

Habs star goalie Carey Price enters NHL players assistance program

Bergevin, who says he “didn’t see this coming” and was “caught off guard” by the news, says Price will be absent from the team for a minimum of 30 days, as per the program. Bergevin was choked up during the press conference, unable to answer a reporter’s question about what Price means to him as a person.

Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin addresses the media

Please note that free 24/7 mental health support is just a phone call away via Wellness Together Canada.

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