April 22, 2021 at 7:00pm
Over one million people in Ontario are affected by mental health and addictions challenges every year1. Recent polls have found that during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians are reporting their highest-ever levels of depression and anxiety2. Renew Church is hosting a Mental Health and Suicide Prevention webinar to help participants navigate this important issue that affects us all, whether directly or indirectly. Topics to be covered include:
- What is mental health, mental wellness and mental illness?
- Identifying signs and the contributing factors of anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation
- Suicide prevention
- Supporting others
- Fostering good mental health
- Knowing your community mental health resources (Peel, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo)
- Q & A – Submit your questions when you register
about our speaker:
Kristina Beifuss, BSc. (Hons), BEd., MDiv.
Kristina is a graduate of Tyndale University with a Master of Divinity degree in Clinical Counselling. Through her training and experience, she is able to provide counselling to individuals, couples, and families to help them cope and thrive through difficult life issues and circumstances.
Kristina’s counselling experience has focused on adolescents and adults, dealing with issues such as: anxiety, couple/family conflict, depression, domestic violence, grief, life transitions, marriage preparation, self-esteem, stress, and trauma. Her 15 years as a teacher also gives her insight into particular challenges faced by adolescents, and the ability to help them navigate difficulties. The theories that have informed her counselling practice are: CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Christian Counselling, Family Systems, and Narrative Therapy.