MHCC suicide prevention webinar: Trauma-informed care: Moving from “what’s wrong” to “what’s happened to you?”

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The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) invites you to attend “Trauma-informed care: Moving from “what’s wrong” to “what’s happened to you?”, the next webisode in the free webinar series on suicide prevention.

Register here


Psychological trauma is an almost universal experience. It is part of being human

At a time when human services are being increasingly stressed and strained by growing demands and limited resources, trauma-informed practices have the potential to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of any service. This includes improving communication between client and service provider, increasing job satisfaction and staff wellness, and above all, improving positive outcomes for the people these systems serve.


This webinar will explore the nature of psychological trauma, its effects on the body, mind and spirit. Participants will acquire an understanding of what it means to be trauma-informed, its principles, the benefits to an organization in adopting a trauma-informed approach, processes for becoming trauma informed, and resources to support organizations through this process.


It will explore what the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention describes as the shift in emphasis due to trauma-informed care from “What is wrong?” to “What happened?”


What: MHCC suicide prevention webinar series: Webinar #3
When: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. ET
Title: Trauma-informed care: Moving from “what’s wrong” to “what’s happened to you?”
Tim Wall
Executive Director
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
Director of Counselling
Klinic Community Health Centre


More Information:
MHCC recognizes the importance of talking and working together to reduce the number of deaths by suicide in Canada. In an effort to share knowledge, resources, and lessons learned, the Commission invites you to participate in a new webinar series, focused on suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.


The webinar series will take place at 1:00 p.m. ET, on the second Tuesday of each month. Webinars are hosted by people with lived experience, researchers, and service providers: experts who are dedicated to saving lives and preventing deaths by suicide. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in conversation with the presenter or share their thoughts through Collaborative Spaces.

For more information, please visit the MHCC website or join the conversation on social media:

#MHspaces and #suicideprevention


Suicide prevention is possible. Learn more by registering for this webinar.


The views represented herein solely represent the views of the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Production of this document is made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada.