Dr Marie Mihalicz offers community based collaborative healing and wellness retreats; and provides services with an overall goal of offering our community mobilization program in support of Mental Health Services for youth and their families. Through Western science and Indigenous healing methods, Dr Marie Mihalicz and White Lightning consultants deliver a collaborative community-based on the land healing program and leadership training workshops at Sandy Beach Resort, near Beauval. Our evidence-based healing and education programs enhance efforts to support our youth and families and our northern Saskatchewan communities during this pandemic. · <Need #1: To enhance sustainable counseling supports in response to mental health issues compounded by intergenerational trauma and its effects on youth and their families, namely:
Grief and Trauma
Post-Traumatic Stress Response (PTSR)
· <Need #2: To improve upon gaps in mental health services through delivery of a collaborative community-based youth healing and leadership program.
Faced with the challenges within the gaps of the present mental health system during this pandemic, the cumulative impacts of unresolved grief and trauma on lived experiences, and limitations that prevent individuals and families from effective and efficient change management processes, many are seeking immediate and future actions around mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, addictions, and family violence for vulnerable youth and their families.