For Shea Emry, taking care of his mental health starts with physical fitness.
The former CFL linebacker, who was in Whitehorse to speak at a Wednesday evening event as part of Mental Health Week, said his days depend on a choice he makes each morning.
“Every day you get out of bed, you have one decision to make and you can go either way,” Emry told the Star as he sat at the Coast High Country Inn an hour before his 5 p.m. talk.
You can choose to attack the day, he said, or you can stay in bed.
“I have an experience and I’m talking about it and I’m willing to be vulnerable and real and that’s why I’m here,” he said. “That’s the value that I bring to people.