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Help, Hope, and Cope - An open discussion on Intentional Self Harm
The Keynote adress by Dr. Stephen Lewis was eye opening. As a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Unversity of Guelph, Dr. Lewis's was able to give personal and professional experience surrounding self-injury and youth mental health.
Following Dr. Lewis's presentation, attendees had the opportunity to listen to a panel of experts who gave professional and personal experiences using four key statements:
The stigma and myths attached to self harm
Information on community resources and support
Realistic strategies for coping and supporting someone
Your questions and/or concerns regarding self harm
The evening was concluded with a Question and Answer period and discussion with the panelists.
Updated November 13, 2017