Mitch Marner is stressing the importance of mental health to get out of a scary situation quickly when he and his fiancée – Stephanie LaChance – were the victims of a car theft over two months ago.
“It was definitely a crazy day, luckily none of us got hurt,” Marner said. “That’s all that really matters in the end, but it definitely affects you mentally.”
Speaking at the Marner All-Star Invitational event as part of his Marner Assist Foundation earlier this month, the Toronto Maple Leafs forward said the experience would come back to him in the weeks that followed as he got behind the wheel again. But the support system in place allowed him to speak out on the situation.
“We’ve been fortunate to have people around us that we can talk to and tell these stories and get feedback on them,” Marner said. “Mental health is definitely something that’s important to me and my family and something that we take really seriously afterwards.”