Tootoo gives back by speaking about mental health


Jordin Tootoo has battled alcoholism.

The 13 year NHL veteran has also dealt with the suicide of his older brother Terrance. 

Now retired and living in Kelowna, the 36 year-old is telling others his story and preaching the importance of mental health.

"There are so many athletes out there that fight a fight that no one knows about. My story resonates with a lot of people. For me, it helped me heal as a person for the trauma I have been through."    

Tootoo will be the guest speaker next Wednesday at the Third Space Life Charity.