2023 Virtual Symposium

Guardian Network Virtual Symposium

National Symposium on Agricultural Mental Health

Virtual Symposium
March 8, 2023

Guardian Network
Virtual Symposium
March 9, 2023

March 9, 2023

Keynote Speaker

Leanne Minichillo

Advocate & Advisor for Mental Health & Parenting + ADHD Awareness & Inclusion NCPLE (CMHA) Member

Leanne is a powerful voice in promoting an understanding of, and empathy toward mental health concerns using her genuine personal experience.

Through traditional and social media, community involvement and her website, ParentalMental.com, she advocates for parents with mental health concerns to help create a better understanding of the struggles
that are faced, especially when society is still misinformed about this large, but often ignored segment of our population.

She also works to create awareness about ADHD, an “invisible” disability, to educate on its complex symptoms, and strengthen recognition and inclusivity to stop the ignorance and judgment that leads to the rejection and exclusion of those who live with this neurodevelopmental condition.

Leanne lives with ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder.

Keynote Speaker

Caroline Whelan

Caroline Whelan lives in Saguenay, Québec and is a part-time responder with Talk Suicide Canada, as well as a member of the National Council of Persons with Lived Experience (NCPLE). Having lived experience with depression, anxiety, and suicide, she is an advocate for suicide prevention, improving mental health crisis intervention, and accessible mental health care. When she’s not doing work in mental health, she loves to create art as an escape.