Motivated by the fact that approximately 446 youth aged 10 to 24 die by suicide every year in Canada, the third highest youth suicide rate in the industrialized world, Sheryl Boswell produced youth mental wellness tools and resources in order to place them in the hands of those who need them. All workbooks have been peer-reviewed by mental health professionals.

About the Author: Sheryl Boswell is an educator and has taught elementary, secondary, post-secondary and adult education students in Canada and Africa. She is a suicide loss survivor, a child and youth mental health expert and the Executive Director of Youth Mental Health Canada.

About YMHC: A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to YMHC. Youth Mental Health Canada is a grass roots, community-based, youth-led and driven charitable non-profit organization focused on education, support and advocacy.

Supporting Students with School Phobia: A Guidebook for Families and Schools / Appuyer les élèves qui ont une phobie scolaire: Guide à l’intention des familles et des écoles

  • Understanding School Phobia: Signs and Symptoms, Warning Signs, Losses, Education Roles, Responsibilities and Rights, Language Use
  • Support Strategies
  • A Mental Wellness Action Plan
  • Trauma-Informed Approaches to School Phobia
  • A Whole School Approach with Assessment Forms and Support and Action Plans
  • Possible Educational Accommodations
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Sources of Strength for Mental Wellness / Sources de force, un guide de bien-être créatif (Ed. 2)

  • Coping skills and strategies
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Understanding and managing stress
  • Building resilience
  • Self and community care
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Sources of Support for Mental Wellness (Ed. 2)

  • School and community mental health supports
  • Possible educational accommodations
  • Creating a mental wellness safety plan
  • Requesting help: calling a crisis line
  • Building self-awareness
  • Language of mental health
  • What to do when you are struggling with your mental health

Beneath the Surface

  • Building self-awareness: self- exploration
  • The Iceberg Theory
  • Beneath the Surface of emotional icebergs
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy activities on Wise Mind and problem-solving
  • Understanding what is going on beneath the surface of talk therapy, cultural identity and achieving success
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy infused activities
  • Self-care strategies

Mental Wellness Workbook

  • 3 workbooks in 1 workbook
  • Sources of Support
  • Sources of Strength
  • Beneath the Surface
  • Self-Assessment
  • Helpful Resources

In This Together: My Life During a Global Pandemic

  • Building self-awareness, sources of strength and resilience and protective factors
  • Developing a mental wellness safety plan
  • Using DBT and CBT strategies
  • Increasing skills in stress management, problem solving, coping and decision making
  • Thoughts and reflections on COVID-19
  • Managing stree, anxiety, uncertainty around COVID-19