Since 2017, Legacy Place Society has collaborated with the local Alberta first responder agencies & military personnel, in presenting annual Suicide Awareness Conferences in both Calgary & Edmonton AB. Over 4000 attendee’s, including spouses, partners, & friends from the home front along with those from within the workplaces of Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical/Fire Services, 911 Dispatch, Veterans, & the Canadian Armed Forces have benefited from attending. The reshaped conversations have brought hope, awareness, validation, practical insights, sharing of resources & networking around the subject of suicide, mental health & wellness.
TRAVIS HOWZE is an international touring speaker, author, & motivational wellness educator who spent 14 years in the military & emergency services as a U.S. Marine, Police Officer & Firefighter. From taking human life to being assigned to the body recover team of 9 brother firefighters, including one of his best friends, Travis was plagued with extreme Post Traumatic Stress dating back to early childhood. With little to no resources available during his recovery, he decided to become a resource by developing “Post Traumatic Purpose – an empowering, educational course & keynote presentation on Leadership, Mental Wellness and Resiliency.”
Authentically raw & uncensored, Post Traumatic Purpose gives a realistic view of the mental health epidemic that plagues our first responders & their families. Travis’ transparent approach builds a relatability that not only connects with the individual responder but their families; including spouses who are always encouraged to attend in hopes of promoting career & family longevity. His motivational message focuses on mental health; targeting in on signs & symptoms affected personnel may be displaying through various behavioral patterns & changes, ways of coping with trauma as it applies to the individual, the family & the team. Travis provides a holistic talk by covering various available resources, the culture & why many never seek help. He is the author of the Best Selling book & top ranked Podcast both titled, “Create Your Own Light.” For over a decade, he has had the pleasure of speaking & teaching to departments nationwide & countless emergency services & mental health conferences, including law enforcement, firefighters, clinicians, the FBI, SWAT teams, private mental health organizations, & the top nationally ranked university student veterans’ program. TICKETS ARE $50 + EVENTBRITE FEE. INCLUDES TICKET TO ATTEND, LUNCH AND A COPY OF “CREATE YOUR OWN LIGHT”
NOTE: DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THE CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TILL APRIL 2023. THOSE CURRENTLY REGISTERED HAVE BEEN REFUNDED.
Compelling, relatable, motivating message – with respect & humor from lived experience in the world of first responders & military.