After years as a lawyer, she decided to shift away from law and towards mental health. She volunteered for several years at Distress Centres of Toronto on its board and its front lines. She went back to university to become a psychotherapist and counsellor.
Alana has seen first-hand that suicide intervention doesn’t happen only at work. She is a big believer in listening to understand and balancing the safety of workshop participants with the risk-taking so necessary to learn.
Alana helped edit her brother’s recently published horror novel and is about to get cracking on his next!