i understand is proud to collaborate with Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in providing after care packages to patients and families following a mental health crisis or death by suicide. A full-time clinical nurse specialist is dedicated to educating staff, patients and families on good mental health and sharing the i understand mission.
Ashleigh is the first in the country clinical nurse specialist- specializing in mental health in a traditional hospital setting at Helen DeVos Children Hospital.
"One of the important roles Ashleigh has is changing how we talk about mental health and suicide. She is working on spreading a new definition of suicide that is less stigmatizing. This will help us talk about the pain that comes from things such as bullying, heartbreak, physical pain or mental illness and the potentially deadly effect pain has." - Vonnie Woodrick
Learn more about our upcoming sensory room here.