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Olympian Clara Hughes opens up about depression

photoOn April 30, 2013, I was happy to attend the St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)  7th annual Breakfast of Champions. The event included a buffet breakfast, the presentation of the “Champion of Mental Health” award and an inspiring keynote address by Clara Hughes.

Hughes talked about her battle with depression and the need to turn stigma into support. Committed to making a difference, the six-time Olympic medalist – and only Canadian athlete in history to win multiple medals in both Summer and Winter Games –  says telling her story has been more momentous than any of her Olympic feats.

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