Don't Forget Your Roots

Author: Sarah Routhier


Sylvan Routhier was a remarkably successful police sergeant with a struggle that would uproot everything.

He was dedicated to his career with the Ontario Provincial Police, and active in his community. Affectionately known as “Roots”, he was adored by friends and family, yet no one knew the weight he silently began to carry.

PTSD and mental illness were gripping his thoughts and overtaking his life, which ended sadly, in the summer of 2018.

This is Sylvain’s story, told by his wife Sarah. It’s an honest and raw account of their love, their struggle, and the tragedy their family lived through.

Discover the warning signs Sarah wishes she knew as a police wifw, how she has overcome adversity, and how Sylvain’s death has become a catalyst for change for first responders and their organizations.

You can purchase the book and find additional information by clicking on the Sylvain Routhier Memorial Foundation image below.

Print length

164 pages





Publication date

Sept. 22, 2021


A short description of the various therapist certifications in Ontario.

Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are required to complete a related Masters and Ph.D. program to practice in the province of Ontario that must be research-based and subsequently have a thesis component. They are governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

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Registered Psychotherapists

Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) are registered by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and, like Registered Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists, are permitted to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

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Registered Social Workers

Registered Social Workers (RSW) are helping individuals to enhance their well-being. They are governed by the Ontario College of Social Workers.