Dr. Shahana Alibhai is a professional speaker, family physician and mental health expert. She has worked with a multitude of organizations including the University of British Columbia, Scotiabank and Remax to help the audience gain more clarity into their mental health. As a lead physician at one of British Columbia’s largest youth health centres, much of Dr. Shahana’s career is focused on those struggling with their mental health.
Her insights are highly sought after and she’s been featured in multiple major media including CTV and Global. She is best known for her “Emotional Literacy for Better Mental Health” TEDx talk and as a panelist at International Women’s Day.
Dr. Shahana is a master at blending her personal story of postpartum anxiety and the resulting shame, denial and mental health challenges with her professional background in cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness meditation. Her candour, humour and refreshing honesty will shine light on a topic that is too often stigmatized and inspire authentic dialogue to keep the conversation moving forward.

Presentation: Build From Within
Description: You can go 3 weeks without food, 3 days without water and 3 minutes without air but your mind - well that is with you forever. In this presentation be prepared to be moved, emotionally and mentally, as Dr. Shahana weaves her personal story of mental health struggles with what she has learned from the hundreds of patients she has worked with in this field over the year. All you need is an open mind and a sense of curiosity. 
Time: 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
Virtual Platform - Main Stage

Forecast attendees will have access to each speaker's recorded session for 30 days after the event.