Welcome to the 'Building Healthy Relationships' Edition of Myles Ahead's curated Educator Resources. This Friday's Edition is a solemn recognition of the upcoming National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, on Thursday, September 30th, which is also Orange Shirt Day. On this day and every day, we honour the survivors of residential schools and their families, as well as those who didn't survive.
Healthy relationships are fostered by courageous honesty, empathetic listening, and authentic actions to show we care. Although National Suicide Prevention Month is almost over, building healthy relationships with ourselves and others is an ongoing journey.
Facing hard truths can be very difficult. While it can be very challenging to talk about suicide, having these conversations, with care, can be very healing and save lives.
Another hard Truth to face is residential schools. Although difficult, the genuine acknowledgment of this Truth is foundational for Reconciliation and Healing to happen, individually and collectively.
The links below include recommended resources to help bring greater awareness to the Truth, with hopes of building healthy relationships and cultivating healing along the way.