Invisible Disabilities: Children Who Experience Depression

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Register Now!

Please click the link below to register for the Invisible Disability Learning Series!



What to expect?

Learn more about Depression,  what interventions can be used and what programs and services are available to help children/youth succeed in life. 


Meet our speakers! 

Dr. Lila McCormick is a registered doctoral psychologist who splits her time between the University of Saskatchewan and private practice, where she is the owner and operator of Dr. Lila McCormick Psychological Services. In her practice Dr. McCormick provides autism assessments for adults and youth as well as individual therapy for children, youth and adults facing a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, as well as provides parent training and support. Dr. McCormick also runs an evidence-based therapy group for caregivers of anxious children.

Cecile McKay is a member of the Canoe Lake Cree Nation.  Cecile started with talking stick in 2022 as a Regional Manager and is now the Acting Director.

Charlene Gardiner (nee McAdam) is from the Big River First Nation. She completed the Licensed Practical Nursing Program in 2005, and is now the Provincial Director of Talking Stick.

Marsha Matheson spent over twenty years sharing the healing power of art with children, teachers, parents and members of the community.  Marsha is deeply involved in the arts community in Saskatoon through her business.


Who can register?

The knowledge sharing series is open to anyone who is working with kids and youth with invisible disabilities ( suspected or diagnosed), interested in learning about the invisible disability, and/or has questions regarding invisible disabilities.  Many of us know of family, community members and clients who are diagnosed, waiting for referrals or want additional support. Participants can be caregivers, prevention and protection staff, family support workers, group home workers or others who are interested to learn more about Invisible disabilities.




For more information: Contact SFNFCI Research Coordinator Osemis Isbister-Bear at osemis@sfnfci.ca , (306)221-2812 or Kendra Gardipy at kendra@sfnfci.ca (639)994-5688.

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