We are so grateful to have had Jill Cowan, Founder & Director of Healing To The Max with us at We Connect. Healing to the Max is a nonprofit organization based in Saskatoon that offers many branches of support for those bereaved by a traumatic loss by suicide. This topic is quite emotional for myself and family and I am as well others but is not often talked about...
After losing her 16 year old son Max, by suicide in 2015, Jill experienced challenges in finding meaningful support for herself, her husband, and their two surviving children.
Jill teamed up with Anjeanette Corbeil, MSW-RSK, who is the mother of Max’s long time best friend, Ayden, they identified the gap in services for survivors of a loss by suicide, and began work on creating therapeutic programs of hope and healing.
Healing to The Max, Inc. has seven facilitators, and a wonderful board of directors, which includes a local doctor of psychiatry. They are currently offering programs via Zoom, and are hopeful to plan in person healing opportunities as soon it is safe to gather once more. They are working towards achieving copy right status and translation of the programs, as well as, working on a project of suicide prevention that can be presented at the high school level.
Tough topic, but needs to be talked about as unfortunately has affected us all so please join us by watching the replay here!