October 23th, 24th & 25th, 2019

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Tammy Whelen

Company: Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin
Position: Adult Educator, Mental Health Literacy
E-mail: whelent@cmhapeel.ca

Mental Health and You

Mental Health 101
Tammy Whelen is no stranger to adversity. She faced a difficult battle with cancer at just 25 years old, and has experienced firsthand the anguish of losing a loved one to drugs. Since that time Tammy has dedicated herself to helping others. Whether planning fundraisers, sharing her story, or motivating students, Tammy channels her energy and passion into creating a brighter future for those who may be fighting their own tough battles.Today, in her role as Educator at Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin, Tammy is focusing her efforts on helping to spread the word about the mental health issues that affect so many Canadians from all walks of life. As a Certified ASIST Trainer (Applied Suicide Intervention
Skills Training), certified safeTALK Trainer, certified Compassion Fatigue Trainer, and certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Tammy is determined to demystify mental illness and fight the stigma surrounding it. She understands that awareness is the key to finding solutions – not just for those struggling to live with mental illness, but for the families trying
desperately to cope, as well as our society as a whole. With a certification in Facilitation and Teaching Effectiveness and Adult Education, Tammy shares her knowledge and experience as an instructor at Humber College. Her personal experiences have taught Tammy that we each face our own challenges – big or small - every single day. She believes it is through understanding and acceptance that we can build a network of
support for those in need.
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