Karyn speaking at The Blue Rose Cancer Foundation Gala in support of The Princess Margaret Hospital
Karyn Inder, originally from Newfoundland, moved to Toronto in 2014 to pursue modelling and acting. She has since found her place as a Mental Health Advocate & Public Speaker where she aims to change perceptions, fight stigmas and be a voice for those living and struggling with symptoms of mental health disorders, chronic pain & disability. Karyn also lives within these communities, having been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at 14 years old, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Generalized Anxiety Disorder at 23, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome at 32 and Fibromyalgia at 33.
Karyn has collaborated with Heads Up For Harry, the Good to Be Good Foundation, AWP & The Made Of Millions Foundation. Their podcast, The Model Tongue, launched in March of 2020 in order to create a safe & inclusive platform to help others find their voice & empower communities through the art of storytelling. The Self Advocacy Workshop, which launched in 2022, focuses on empowerment, quality of life & advocacy within the mental health, chronic pain and disabled communities. It covers everything from healthy coping strategies, the mental health experience, finding medical professionals and how to apply self advocacy to real life situations within educational, workplace, healthcare, family and social environments.
Karyn is currently a regular speaker at the SafeGuards Suicide & High Risk Behaviour Training as well as the YWCA B.C. Chapter where she delivers her Self Advocacy Workshop to their Mindset Program. Recent speaking engagements include being a Keynote Speaker at The Blue Rose Cancer Foundation Fundraising Gala as well as delivering a Workshop focused on Trauma Informed Care in the Workplace to the Public Service Alliance of Canada. See below for a list of past speaking engagements.
Her areas of focus include:
-Trauma Informed Care, Environments & Approaches
-Patient Centred Conversations
-Proactive Tools & Support
Karyn has over:
And is certified in the following:
While not a Regulated Health Professional, Karyn's initiatives and advocacy efforts are inspired by her personal experiences with mental health and trauma. The intention behind her services are to make the overwhelming seem manageable. Through guidance, relatability and compassion, Karyn aims to break down the path to recovery, provide direction in establishing a Medical Support Team as well as to help implement short and long term strategies to keep individuals living the life they deserve.
Other speaking engagements include:
Karyn is prioritizing building a world that is more accessible to the mental health, chronic pain & disability communities.
Trauma Informed & Lived Experience Consultation now available.
Interview on Style Matters with Margaret Trudeau
Straight/Curve Panel at TMU (formally Ryerson University)
Interview with Global News
St. Margaret School
Mental Health Awareness Event with Margaret Trudeau