The Mental Health Academy has assembled 10 of the most highly respected global experts on suicide into one online specialized Summit.
The purpose of this Summit is to equip practicing mental health professionals with the most up-to-date, advanced knowledge and treatment options on suicide prevention.
Over 2 days, September 14 & 15, you’ll have free access to all Summit sessions, live online. You will then have on-demand streaming access for an additional two weeks, from September 16 to September 29.
The Summit has been pre-approved by CCPA for 10 Continuing Education Credits.
For more details and to register, visit:
Here are links to some videos that tell of the origins of this annual event:
(junior & senior high; preview first to be aware of content)
The first week of October is Verbal Abuse Prevention Week. Although it originated in PEI in 1999, it is now a Canada-wide event. It is the result of efforts by an Island family that wanted to do something to counteract the devastating effects of verbal abuse. Schools, families and communities all have a role to play in encouraging everyone to “think before you speak.”
Here is one place online for some activity ideas: https://www.glsen.org/no-name-calling-week/#lessons
Grief is a normal and appropriate reaction to the death of a loved one, the experience of separation/divorce, intergenerational loss, or the loss of opportunity. While there are similarities in how individuals work through loss, grief is a complicated and unique experience that requires helpers to be sensitive to the needs and experiences of those they are supporting. This webinar gives an overview of what grief is and the multileveled issues that may influence this experience.
The focus of this year’s campaign is cyberbullying. https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/
This video explains the origin of Pink Shirt Day. https://youtu.be/gjmf3I1_ZhU
This link is to the video message from Prime Minister Trudeau: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YMXj_poH-2M
This article with great infographics helps children, as well as adults, gain a better understanding of :
1. The key players in our brains.
2. What they do for us.
3. How we can help them do a better job for us.
So that we get to decide how to respond in difficult situations …
… instead of reacting based on emotions alone.
Find out more with this link: