Presenter: Barry Yhard
Mental Health Educator
Date: Thursday December 7, 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm (ADT)
Location: Halifax Central Library (5440 Spring Garden Rd) - Lindsay Children's Room
*Light refreshments will be served*
This is a 45 min FREE presentation for patients, survivors, family/caregivers. Barry Yhard will present on his experience as a survivor of Hodgkin Lymphoma, and coping with stress associated with illness.
Barry will speak to the stresses associated with diagnosis, treatment, challenges experienced mentally, and overall coping for the patient and family. Barry will also provide information on coping strategies for these stressors during and after diagnosis/treatment, drawing on his experience of what worked within his journey, as well as speak to “life after cancer."
For additional information or inquires please contact:
Andrea Gregus, Patient Education and Support Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org 902-422-5999 ext 7574
This event will also be streamed live on our Facebook Page if you cannot attend in person
Barry Yhard is a Lymphoma survivor currently employed with the Canadian Forces Health Services Group. He is certified by the Surgeon General as a mental health educator. Barry served for 33 years as an active member of the military but was injured in 2009 and in 2010 diagnosed with PTSD. He then went on to pursue further education in mental health and became qualified as a Master Trainer in the specialized field of Mental Health Peer Education. In October of 2016 Barry was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Barry completed chemo and radiation and was fortunate to achieve remission in June of 2017. Barry has “been through war, been shot at and been injured, but receiving a cancer diagnosis and going through treatment were the scariest moments of his life.”