Suicide Awareness for Helping Professionals
Do you work in the career development field or a related helping profession? In our uncertain economy have you witnessed a rise in mental health concerns among your clients? Do you want to better understand the relationship between mental health and suicide? Would you like to learn what you can do to help? If you've answered "yes" to any of those questions, then please consider joining us for an evening of learning from mental health professionals about suicide awareness, as well as tools and resources to access in times of crisis.
Hosted by: The Career Development Association of Alberta, Edmonton Chapter
Presenters: Angela Briggs and Shelly Norrbom, Mental Health First Aid Instructors with the Mental Health Commission of Canada
When: March 7, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Where: The Edmonton Mennonite Center for Newcomers - Nova Plaza, 8914 118 Avenue, free parking on the street in front of the building
Cost: Free for members of the CDAA, $10 for non-members, light refreshments will be provided
Shelly Norrbom is a Registered Provisional Psychologist who completed her Masters of Counselling at the University of Calgary. Shelly is also a Mental Health First Aid Instructor with the Mental Health Commission of Canada. She has a desire to increase awareness of mental health issues in order to enhance both personal and professional relationships and bring deeper understanding of our interactions with one another. Shelly brings 16 years of experience as a junior high school teacher and currently works at NAIT as a Teaching and Learning Specialist. In her spare time she manages to keep up with her 10 year old twin girls who she adopted 3 years ago.
Angela Briggs is a Certified Canadian Counsellor who completed her Masters of Educational Counselling at the University of Ottawa. Additionally, Angela is a Mental Health First Aid Instructor with the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Angela has a passion for helping others realize their full potential, and a desire to help others become more aware of mental health issues while equipping them with the tools and knowledge to proactively respond to those in crisis. Angela has experience as a Professional Counsellor, Developer and Facilitator of student programming, Academic & Career Advising, as well as Supervising a team of Academic & Career Advisors. She is a military spouse, and part of a very busy blended family - 6 kids in total!