After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Education from McGill University, Elizabeth Wiener parlayed her academic pursuits and her passion for helping children into an inclusive education career. As a strategic tutor, Liz helps kids and occasionally adults with learning challenges as well as organizational and study skills. Her biggest reward is seeing her students develop self-confidence and a “can do it” attitude that lends itself to every facet of their lives. A lifelong sufferer of anxiety and depression, Liz wrote her first piece on mental health shortly after Robin Williams death in August of 2014, but sat on it for two months. Like so many, she worried that “coming out of the mental health closet” would diminish her credibility as a professional, as a mother and a friend. According to the Canadian Association for Mental Health, 20% of the Canadian population will suffer from a form of mental illness in their lifetime. Armed with these statistics, Liz resolved to fight the pervasive stigma that exists and is actively encouraging others to raise their hands in solidarity, without shame. The positive reaction she has received on WiseWomenCanada.com has buoyed her and so many others to come forward from behind the shadows. Together with Lisa, Liz is a host of the Wise Women Show on CJAD Radio covering the diverse topics that matter to Canadian women, with a focus on mental health. Liz is also a trained make up artist with an avid interest in fashion styling and art-journaling. A busy wife, mom of three, and a dog mom of 1, Liz has made it her life’s mission to teach her children and husband all about importance of accessorizing and the creative side of life. firstname.lastname@example.org
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