Motivated by the fact that approximately 446 youth aged 10 to 24 die by suicide every year in Canada, the third highest youth suicide rate in the industrialized world, Sheryl Boswell produced youth mental wellness tools and resources in order to place them in the hands of those who need them.

The resources have attracted international acclaim and interest.  By invitation of the bi-annual International Association for Youth Mental Health Conference, Sheryl proudly showcased the youth mental health wellness resources in Australia in October 2019

The resources are evidence, strength and hope based, incorporating international best practices in mental health including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and Social-Emotional Learning.

Sources of Strength

This workbook includes:
  • Coping skills and strategies
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Understanding and anaging stress
  • Building resilience
  • Self and community care

Sources of Support

This workbook includes:
  • School and community mental health supports
  • Possible educational accommodations
  • Creating a mental wellness safety plan
  • Requesting help: calling a crisis line
  • Building self-awareness
  • Language of mental health
  • What to do when you are struggling with your mental health

Beneath the Surface

This workbook includes:
  • Building self-awareness: self- exploration
  • The Iceberg Theory
  • Beneath the Surface of emotional icebergs
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy activities on Wise Mind and problem-solving
  • Understanding what is going on beneath the surface of talk therapy, cultural identity and achieving success
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy infused activities
  • Self-care strategies

Mental Wellness Workbook

This workbook includes:

In This Together: My Life During a Global Pandemic is a creative journal workbook and includes:

  • Self and Emotional Awareness Activities
  • Strategies to Manage the Global Pandemic
  • Building Sources of Strength and Resilience and Stress Management Strategies
  • Reflections on COVID Life Lessons
  • Building Societal Wellness and Community Care
  • Life Beyond the Pandemic

In This Together: My Life During a Global Pandemic

This workbook includes:
  • Sources of Support
  • Sources of Strength
  • Beneath the Surface
  • Self-Assessment
  • Helpful Resources