Former CFL player Shea Emry to speak in connection with mental health conference

Two-Time Grey Cup champion Shea Emry will speak at the Rural Mental Health conference in Brooks next month. The Canadian Football League veteran is the founder and CEO of WellMen Project, a men's adventure club which aims to empower men to take the initiative in their own mental wellness. During his first game with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Emry suffered a concussion, and in the following year had to retire from the CFL. And shortly after, Emry found himself stuck in negative self-talk, isolation, and growing depression that he had known as an adolescent. Since then, he has taken initiative to speak up about mental health and shine a light where everyone, even professional athletes, can openly talk about their mental health struggles. 

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