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8: Women in sports open up about mental health for Bell Let’s Talk Day

Mental illness is real.

Mental health is something everyone is entitled to and deserves.

Bell Let’s Talk Day is an important reminder and movement to end the stigma around mental illness and encourage everyone to talk about it—today, and every day.

We know women in sports often face their own challenges with mental health, so we’ve put together a compilation of stories and advice from our community of women in sports to help you know you’re not alone, encourage you to speak up about your journey, and help normalize taking care of your mental health.

Tune into this week’s episode of the her Soul Shot Podcast to hear five different women in sports talk about their mental health journeys:

Kyla Lane | Founder of her Soul Shot
Nahreman Issa | News Anchor/Reporter
Alero Eribo | Youth Hockey Player and Hockey Girlz Founder
Paige Martin | Director of Storytelling and Empowerment, her Soul Shot & Sports Broadcasting
Katie Caldwell | Sports Broadcasting & Digital Media


There is no shame in asking for help. There is no shame in needing help. There is no shame in using professional help to maintain your mental health. It’s completely normal.

Canadian Crisis Hotline


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (USA)


Kids Help Phone

Text “CONNECT” to 686868

Chat services:

Better Help

Virtual access to counselling:

The LifeLine App (Canada)

Online and phone crisis support + access to crisis centres in Canada: