The impact that stress, trauma and violence can take on our mental health obviously applies to journalists, but also to many other freelancers juggling precarious employment.

Dave Seglins, with the CBC and the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma, will tell us about developing and implementing best practices to deal with stress, trauma and even violence in the workplace. 

Becky Zimmer has been a community news reporter and editor in Saskatchewan for nearly a decade and has covered everything from community events, agriculture, and rural issues to civic politics, sports, arts and entertainment in a variety of roles. She had a front row seat to how tragedy can impact a small community newsroom.

Mihika Agarwal writes about digital culture, the South Asian diaspora, mental health, film, and television. Her work has appeared in a range of cultural publications in Canada, the U.S., and India including The New York Times, The Georgia Straight, Harper's Bazaar and more.

Stress, trauma and violence take a toll on our mental and physical health.