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Women in Mind. Girlfriend’s Guide to Bouncing Back: Mental Health and Resilience. November 6, 2014

November 6, 2014
Venue: The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
200 Coventry Rd, Ottawa ON
Organizer: The Royal

Girlfriends Guide to Bouncing Back:  Mental Health & Resilience

Overview and Objectives
Whether it’s putting a stressful day behind you or coping with a major life challenge, the ability to pick yourself up and keep moving forward is essential for mental health and happiness. But how do you ‘bounce back’ when it feels like too much is weighing you down?

Join us on November 6th to be inspired by a woman whose story of bouncing back is Olympic legend. Silken Laumann fought back from a devastating rowing accident to win a bronze medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.  Her stunning 10-week recovery is only part of her story of resilience. Silken also overcame abuse, anorexia and depression. Her courage in the face of almost insurmountable obstacles throughout her life is a shining example of the strength that exists in all of us.

Building on Silken’s story and the experiences of the countless women that she has connected with as a psychiatrist and researcher, Dr. Alison Freeland will provide practical tips and advice for building your resiliency, coping with burnout, and protecting your mental health as well as that of the friends, sisters, mothers, and daughters in your lives. We look forward to seeing you at this fascinating evening of desserts and discussion about resiliency, strength, and mental health.

Conference Speakers:
Silken Laumann, Olympian, author
Dr. Alison Freeland, Psychiatrist

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7 PM

The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
200 Coventry Road, Ottawa

$35 for all attendees

Target Audience
All welcome

To register, please click here for more information
Amy Quinn at or by phone at 613.722.6521 x 6570

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