STAY – Skills To Assist You in living your healthiest life; a 12-episode community extended PSA program. Listen to inspiring in-depth interviews with local and regional mental health activists, as they discuss how they’re helping to build personal and community resilience in the aftermath of tragedy.

Episodes 7 & 8

Janice Curtis – Learn about peer advocacy from the Grand Junction Mind Springs Behavioral Health Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator – Mind Springs is working directly with youth peer advocates in program growth.

ON AIR 6/17/18 at 11 AM & 6/21/18 at 9 PM

Gretchen McGeeney – Hear AFSP trained suicide loss support group facilitator, poet, and musician, as she talks about her grief journey and recuperation via creativity.

ON AIR 6/17/18 at 11:30 AM & 6/21/18 at 9:30 PM

Episodes: 5 & 6

Rich Klinzmann – a dad and the founder of GJ Grizz youth baseball, discussing his own struggles with depression and suicide loss – and how his organization bringing peer support to children, parents, and coaches.
GJ Grizz Youth Baseball

The Tribe – A group of 5 trained peer support specialists ages 15-19, discussing the who/why/what/when/where of being the first trained teens in the grand valley.
Intentional Peer Support

Episodes 3 & 4

Sarah Robinson from Mesa County Public Health, discussing how to access care and resources in Mesa County and how to practice healthy self-care.
Western Colorado 211 – Healthy Mesa County Resources Search

Juliet Kirwan Carr, founder/author of Attempted Suicide Help, discussing family member & attempt survivor self-care in the aftermath of a suicide attempt.
ASH – Attempted Suicide Help Publications

Episodes 1 & 2:

Chelsea Arata, nurse practitioner specializing in adolescent inpatient psychiatric care, discussing the joys and challenges of her vocation. For more information on children and mental health treatment, see the National Institute of Mental Health page on the topic.
Treatment of Children with Mental Illness

Community Resource Officers from the Grand Junction Police Department who are Crisis Intervention Specialists. Crisis Intervention Training helps first responders to increase safety outcomes during interactions with individuals who live with severe mental illness or intellectual & developmental challenges.
The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities

Erica Kitzman is a writer, researcher, and mental health advocate. She is currently researching the pervasiveness of six specific points along the self-harm spectrum, and responding resiliency behaviors, as depicted in American children’s, teen, and young adult literature. Her books are available on Amazon.
Erica’s Website

Are You or a Loved One in Crisis?

Text “TALK” to 38255 in Colorado
Text “HOME” to 741741 in the USA.

Mind Springs Crisis:
24/7 Crisis Line at 1-888-207-4004
Colorado Crisis Services:
National Lifeline:

*Deaf or Hard of Hearing Chat
*LGBTQ Elders
1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
or Text 838255
*LGBTQ Youth
or Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

The Trevor Project: