COME2LIFE has taken the best principles of Mental Health First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Motivational Interviewing, and Harm Reduction to assist youth with navigating emotional distresses they move towards help, hope, and healing.
We create spaces where every person, regardless of gender, race, belief, or any other differentiator may grow and flourish.
We collaborate with communities and service providers to provide The Butterfly Effect Workshop, Turning Points, a one-day emotional health conference, and Pathways a Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program. Our SafetyNet training is for parents and caregivers, and free COME2LIFE Comfort Kits.
COME2LIFE is a nonprofit comprised of volunteers with backgrounds in counselling, social work, education, and lived experience.
In the winter of 2016, Noreen and Brad were talking about the needs of young people. Noreen said that more needed to be done for youth mental health. Brad said, "I agree 100%! How can I help you make that happen?"
Noreen replied, "No, I mean I want you to do it."
Brad then said, "Uh no. Let's do it together."
That began a journey that has included brainstorming, arguing, team building, a little more arguing, training and eventually our first workshop: The Butterfly Effect a youth emotional health workshop that helps young people discover help, hope, and healing when life is chaos.
Since then, the team has developed into COME2LIFE that presents The Butterfly Effect Workshop, Pathways, Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program, Dialogues Live Videos, and Turning Points emotional health conference.