One in five Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Mental Health is the number one cause of disability in Canada. According to the World Health Organization, depression will be the single biggest medical burden by 2020.

Statistics like these are motivating organizations to hire expert clients with lived experience to help stem the tide of work place stress, lost productivity and rising claims.

What would it mean for your team to learn the tools and techniques that brought one woman from the brink of suicidal depression to being a celebrated athlete in the extreme sport of ice climbing?

As a keynote speaker, Margo Talbot is recognized as a breath of fresh air among health care and wellness groups. She shares her story of overcoming drug addiction and depression from a client-based perspective in the social services system.

Author of All That Glitters: A Climber’s Journey through Addiction and Depression, Margo guides clients on their own healing journeys’ through one-on-one coaching and retreats, and runs courses and clinics for youth at risk, addiction centres, and women’s empowerment groups.

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