My name is Francois and I am from Toronto, Canada. Though, I am originally from Johannesburg, South Africa.
After losing a close fiend to suicide, and a few other friends who attempted to die by suicide, I realized the need for intervention, for compassion and the need for a compassionate ear in times of need, which is offered by IMAlive.
Something most people don’t know about me is I was a flight attendant for fifteen years, and changed professions by going back to school. I finished undergrad in Counseling psychology, and currently studying towards a postgrad qualification. I am also a certified personal and group fitness trainer.
A saying that resonates with our work at IMAlive: “To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks, but a special heart that listens”.
If you are thinking about applying to be an IMAlive volunteer, please click the following link – https://www.imalive.org/volunteer-online/