The National Hockey League (NHL) and its teams have taken steps to promote treatment of depression in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Tuesday, the NHL announced that players who receive treatment for depression will now be able to participate in pre-season games, in addition to the team’s home games, beginning on Jan. 7.

The NHL also announced that the league’s NHLPA will be working with mental health professionals and organizations to increase awareness and education about depression and suicide prevention.

The NHL is also announcing a new initiative that will include additional support for mental health-related issues during the playoffs.

In addition to its efforts to increase mental health awareness, the league has announced it is launching a new social media initiative to help players understand their mental health.

The new initiative is called the #MentalHealthMakers initiative, and it aims to increase the number of people using social media to share their thoughts on mental health and suicide.

In a statement, the National Hockey Association said that the #mentalhealthmakers initiative aims to “help players and coaches understand their teammates and their mental state.”

It also announced new partnerships with the NBA, NHLPA and NFL, including a new partnership with the former.

In the wake the pandemic, the players union has also expanded mental health support to the players themselves, and in some cases has even helped them access the services they need.

“As the game continues to be played on a day-to-day basis, we will continue to support players and their families through the game, including our team-based efforts,” NHLPA president Chris Pronger said in a statement.

“While it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the emotions of the crisis, we’re committed to helping our players get through this time.”

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