i thought it could apply to us canuck fans as well

If you were saddened by Wade [Belak]’s death then here’s what you owe him; you owe him the belief in his pain. Depression is a disease. It’s not an issue or a demon, although it may act like one. And if you want to honor Wade’s memory, do it this way; never ever tell someone to snap out of it. And never ask anyone, what do you have to be depressed about? Start accepting depression as a serious and sometimes fatal illness.
—  Michael Landsberg