PsyMood and UMind were excited to bring our Youth and Child mental health professionals to talk about Suicide Prevention Month during the last week of Yellow September. This webinar will cover: How do we prevent youth suicide? What can we do to support a healthy mind? How do we create hope for our future? This was an opportunity for people to ask questions about what they’re struggling with, or any other topic related to youth suicide prevention & life promotion.
Below are highlights from the session:
She has a degree in Counselling Psychology, along with a diploma in Therapeutic Recreation, my Certificate of Counselling Science and certificates for various areas of counseling. She has 28 years of clinical experience in Talk, Art, CBT, Solution and Strengthed-Based Therapy with Individuals, Groups or Couples in therapy. Residing in northern Canada she is very familiar with S.A.D. and the unique issues of the north. Most recently Sherri developed a program for land-based mental health education and therapy for at risk youth. Taking a group of individuals out and reclaiming that connection to the earth helps improve our mental health and resilience.
Elisa Brewer-Singh is the Executive Director for the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council. She brings her passion for suicide prevention and a master’s degree in Spiritual Care and Counselling from Wilfrid Laurier University which she uses to support the dialogue around suicide, advocate for better access to services and supports, and journey alongside individuals bereaved by suicide. Elisa’s work includes a Regional, Provincial, and National focus on providing hope, help, and healing for those who have been touched by suicide. Her desire is to see communities where everyone is engaged in the work of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention (hope, help and healing).