An innovative, strengths-based, growth-focused approach to supporting others as a “peer ally” in times of crisis and intensity. with the goal of fostering meaning making and recovery. Guided by best practices for mental health peer support and suicide prevention, informed by the recovery model, humanistic psychology and lived expertise, Growing Through training seminars cultivate individual skills and confidence for supporting others in these difficult times, including effectively using one’s personal experience.
Technical assistance to organizations and communities seeking to develop and expand lived expertise related to suicide in their service areas, using a rapid implementation approach.
Inspirational consultation that helps stakeholders and policymakers address systems and community engagement; keynote presentations, workshops and training to deliver impactful change for mental health and suicide prevention.
Initiatives to provide self-care, support skills and peer support groups to the arts community, grounded in best practices for mental health and suicide prevention.
Heart of the Artist begins with the positive aspects of creativity, the unique needs as well as the resources artists can provide to themselves and others, and the challenges of careers/vocations in the arts with a focus on growth and recovery.
“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” ~Ben Okri