As the global pandemic continues to change lives around the world, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner wants to make sure kids know they have a place to turn.
Marner posted a handwritten letter to young hockey fans on social media to let them know it’s okay to be scared of what’s going on in the world right now, and to tell them they’re not alone in the anxieties or fears they might have. to feel. He also reminded them that resources like Kids Help Phone are just a phone call or text.
“It is really hard to know that some of you are scared and worried about what’s going on in the world right now. You’re not alone. I am also afraid, “reads the letter. “What helps me is knowing that my friends, teammates and family feel the same way. We do what we can to help each other. If you need a place to go to talk about your feelings or concerns, Kids Help Phone is there for you – just send an SMS 686868. Someone is always there.
A chic move in a difficult time – and one of the many kind acts we have seen from athletes in the sporting world as everyone continues to do their part to overcome this pandemic.
(And, no, for those wondering, it’s not really Marner’s writing. Tap girlfriend Steph for solid calligraphy.)
Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 and is always confidential, with professional advisers available by phone, SMS, application or online.