Half The Game Is Mental by Valerie Charbonneau

Half The Game Is Mental by Valerie Charbonneau

This piece was part of the 2012 Brain & Mental Health Art Show.

The purple jerseys represent teammates who may suffer with situations similar to Daron Richardson and bring awareness that it is often more common than we might think.

About The Artist

In 2012 Val Charbonneau received her MSc. from the Department of Neuroscience at Carleton University. In the lab of Dr. Alfonso Abizaid, her research involved the hormone ghrelin with interests in anorexia nervosa, feeding, and stress. While at Carleton University, Val played goalie and acted as a coach for the women’s varsity hockey team, the Carleton Ravens. She also worked with Hockey Canada’s women’s team.

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