Mental Health Journal To Recovery
Safety-Action Plan ($15 + Tax)
By Idanna Auger
Is your child showing warning signs
or suffering from a mental health issue?
As a parent, are you feeling helpless?
Not knowing what to do or where to turn to can be scary. Being on a waiting list to receive professional assistance can be difficult. Rest assured, there is hope and there is help in the meantime. As a mental health advocate, and mother of a teenager who has shown warning signs since age 10, I finally decided to take further action and create a tangible journal that my child can refer to when they are feeling overwhelmed, down or in crisis. Teens can be emotionally charged, impulsive at times, and often turn to their friends out of shame and embarrassment. It is imperative that families communicate openly about their mental wellness and have a ‘Plan’ in place should problems arise…..and they will. Having a plan has proven to be key in supporting teens through challenging times. This is why I created “My Mental Health Journal To Recovery Safety Action Plan”.

My name is Idanna Auger, and I have created this easy to follow 3-Step plan to help you and your child through any mental health issues they may be facing at the moment. This will give you and your child the tools and support needed to manage through trying times. It will also help take away the guessing of what’s happening to your child and help them to understand what they are going through and give them hope when they are feeling hopeless, and help when you are feeling helpless.

Download the Safety Action Plan now
The 3 Step Action Plan
Your Support Group
Having a great support group is the first step in the action plan with good reason. Children have to feel like they can turn to anyone in the group for help
Safety Plan
We all need a safety plan in times of need. This will help your child realize when he or she is slipping into a dark place.
Action Plan
Now it’s time for the hardest part, reaching out for help. We need to make sure your child understands that this is a big part in the recovery process.
Your Child’s Mental Health Is Important
Get The Safety Action Plan Today
Download the Safety Action Plan now
“I really hope this gets into the hands of as many people as possible! I like the idea of not waiting until a problem occurs. Like, if everyone just did this with their pre-teens, they would know they have options. Hormones and teenage brains don’t function well together, and even as parents, we don’t always know what’s best, and that’s assuming they even come to us.

I didn’t go to my mom because I was embarrassed and ashamed, but had she done this with me before the problems started, I’m sure things would have gone differently.”

Mom of a pre-teen
York Region, Ontario

“ I can see it being helpful for those individuals who are already expressing that they need help, but I could also see it as something they introduce in schools to entire classes. There needs to be more awareness about mental illness and it wouldn’t hurt to better educate children as a whole. It will better prepare them should they ever need to reach out for help, but also better prepare them to help others and recognize when someone might need help. It’s nice to see the great efforts you’re putting forth….far too many people struggle, with such little support.”

Mom of 4 girls
York Region, Ontario

“This helps my daughter know she is loved and cared for no matter what she is going through. It takes the guessing out of crisis situations, and helps to develop a plan when things don’t always make the most sense. I myself was a high-risk teen, and I really would have loved to have had something like this back then!”

A loving mother of a teen
York Region, Ontario

“The Mental Health Safety-Action Plan has been an instrumental tool in helping our son. Not only was it a huge step for him to be able to finally articulate how he is sometimes feeling, but it has been a valuable tool to help open the communication and give us a better understanding, so we can better support him through his tough days. Thank you Idanna for creating this booklet, it truly has helped us all get on the right path to recovery!”

Thankful Mom & Dad, York
Region, Ontario

“This booklet is very useful for youth, whether they are struggling or not. It gives people more awareness of mental health and it provides strategies for youth to cope who are feeling lost or depressed. I think the journal would be a good tool in combination with counselling for struggling teens.”

Mom of 2 boys, and teacher, Vancouver British Columbia

Idanna’s Story: 
Life WAS good!

At a young age I was very privileged to travel the world for work. Life experiences and successes that most don’t accomplish at such an early age. Then at age 20, while in Europe after a tour in Germany, I plummeted into my first depression. More circumstantial depressions followed in my 30’s and 40’s, along with 3 brushes with death. Having experienced all forms of depression: Clinical, Dysthymia, Bi-Polar, Post-Partum and SAD (seasonal affective disorder), I’ve seen and felt it all and through these lessons (not setbacks) I have found a bigger purpose to my life. My vision is to teach my learnings to the younger generation, our youth, who know so little about mental health.

With one of my children, from the ripe age of 10, showing warning signs ie: panic attacks, suicide ideation, and self harming, it is now my duty as a mother with a mission and mental health advocate/advisor, to educate our youth on what mental illness looks like from a raw perspective. To teach them resiliency and coping skills that will follow along their life journey. I encourage all youth and their families to have “A Plan” in place through my booklet *My Mental Health Journal to Recovery – Safety-Action Plan.

I encourage school boards across Canada to become more proactive with mental health education in our school systems and classrooms. After the COVID pandemic of 2020, our children will have suffered greatly in so many different ways….just like adults. It is imperative now more than ever to implement a mental health school program such as Hope Squad – A peer to peer based program in the prevention of mental illness and youth suicide. A critical part of the solution to this, is teens themselves. It is time to act now…… Life IS good! 

*A portion of the proceeds of my booklet sales will go to the curriculum fees of Hope Squad Ontario Branch. Please help support my vision and mission by purchasing my booklet or donating to Hope Squad, Ontario Branch

Idanna’s Mission: 
To empower youth by guiding them through their mental health journey early on so that they build resiliency, understanding and learn self-worth, self-care, and self-love.

*PLEASE READ: In order to ensure donations are directed to the Ontario Branch click on ‘add a note’ while donating & add: Ontario Branch/Idanna Auger. You may also check box to include your address. Thank you

What is Hope Squad?

Hope Squads reduce youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention. Hope Squad members are nominated by their classmates as trustworthy peers and trained by advisors.
Hope Squads are the eyes and ears of your schools. They are students who are trained to watch for at-risk peers, provide friendship, identify warning signs and seek help from adults.

Dr. Greg Hudnall, Founder and CEO of Hope Squad

Hope Squad Elementary School

Hope Squad High School

Idanna Auger, Hope Squad Advisor and Dr. Greg Hudnall

Idanna needs your support to bring Hope Squad’s to Ontario.

Your donations will go towards the cost of the curriculum.

Make a donation today to help bring Hope Squad to Ontario

*PLEASE READ: In order to ensure donations are directed to the Ontario Branch click on ‘add a note’ while donating & add: Ontario Branch/Idanna Auger. You may also check box to include your address. Thank you

For enquiries contact:
Idanna Auger
Hope Squad Advisor