Spotlight on: Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Speaker Sheila Coutts Educates High Schoolers on Mental Health Day

On May 16, 2019, Sheila Coutts gave her Rising Voices of Narcolepsy presentation to sixty kids in total over three sessions for Mental Health Day at George P. Vanier in Fall River, Novia Scotia.

“The students were very curious, engaged in conversation, and interested in talking about sleep. We need to keep talking about sleep health and educating our young people.” – Sheila

About Sheila:

Sheila Coutts is a retired pediatric nurse with an interest in health education and wildlife rehabilitation. She was diagnosed with narcolepsy after 25 years of symptoms. As a trained Rising Voices of Narcolepsy speaker, she is sharing her story to educate others and help bring sleep disorders to the mainstream of society and medicine.

More from Sheila:

Sheila’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Session

During this broadcast, Sheila Coutts will kick off the new Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series by sharing her inspiring Rising Voices of Narcolepsy presentation.

About Sheila:
Sheila Coutts is a retired pediatric nurse with an interest in health education and wildlife rehabilitation living in Nova Scotia, Canada. She was diagnosed with narcolepsy after 25 years of symptoms. As a trained Rising Voices of Narcolepsy speaker, she is sharing her story to educate others and help bring sleep disorders to the mainstream of society and medicine.

About Rising Voices of Narcolepsy:
To improve public understanding of narcolepsy, Project Sleep’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy program trains people with narcolepsy to share their stories through public speaking and writing with local communities, healthcare providers, news outlets, blogs and beyond. Combining the power of real-life stories with expert communication strategies, our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy trained speakers and writers are effectively raising awareness and reducing stigma for all those facing narcolepsy.

Learn more: https://project-sleep.com/rising-voices-of-narcolepsy/

Posted by Project Sleep on Sunday, January 5, 2020

About Rising Voices of Narcolepsy:

To improve public understanding of narcolepsy, Project Sleep’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy program trains people with narcolepsy to share their stories through public speaking and writing with local communities, healthcare providers, news outlets, blogs and beyond. Combining the power of real-life stories with expert communication strategies, our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy trained speakers and writers are effectively raising awareness and reducing stigma for all those facing narcolepsy.

Like what you see? Learn about Project Sleep’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy program and check out more content—including articles, interviews, podcasts, and more—here.
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