The mental wellness series from Youth Mental Health Canada is something every young person should have. Like a daily fitness routine, the workbooks provide practices and action steps that can help build the mental muscle of resilience for when hard times hit. They also help youth focus on building a life worth living while also putting a personal safety plan in place for when they are challenged by what life throws their way. The tools and resources embodied in these workbooks are best practices in helping youth build the emotional intelligence they will need to survive and thrive now and in the years ahead,”
-Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, President United Suicide Survivors International and Board Member of American Association of Suicidology. (www.SallySpencerThomas.com).
“As rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide among our youth increase, we need creative and approachable solutions. Stigma and lack of awareness are major barriers to getting young people who struggle with mental health differences the help that they need. With this impressive set of resources, Sheryl Boswell (YMHC) breaks down these barriers and offers engaging, evidence-informed mental health resources. The resources developed by YMHC will allow countless young people and their families to learn strategies that enhance overall wellness and make it easier for educators to tackle tough but increasingly essential topics.”
“They are an absolute treasure trove of coping, self-care, and mental health awareness tools that Sheryl Boswell should be very proud of. She has such a knack for taking key concepts and making them come alive for those who stand most to benefit. Thank you for what you do!”
-Dr. John Ackerman, Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research (CSPR) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He directs community, school, and hospital efforts to educate others about the risks and warning signs of pediatric suicide.
This series of youth mental wellness resources provides a wealth of practical tools for getting through hard times. I wish that I would have had these books when I was in school.”
-Dr. Ursula Whiteside, licensed clinical psychologist, CEO of NowMattersNow.org and Clinical Faculty at the University of Washington