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. To share individual episodes of this show, click HERE.
Episodes 13 & 14 – BONUS Episodes!
Representative Michaelson-Jenet tells us about her groundbreaking work on Youth Suicide Prevention legislation. She also discusses her advocacy on behalf of disabled children, the stigma imposed on bereaved mothers of miscarriage, and goals for Colorado to become the leader in comprehensive suicide attempt-survivor research.
Dafna Michaelson-Jenet’s published works
Sandra Eisenberg, mom, MSpED teacher, writer, peer advocate, and attempt survivor. Listen as Sandra talks about her personal experiences with teaching, long-term depression, prepartum hospitalization, attempt survival, how family support helped her heal, and learning to become resilient and thrive.
Women Writing for (a) Change
Episodes 11 & 12
Janice Curtis – Founder of Peer Services at Mind Springs Behavioral Health in Grand Junction, Colorado:
Learn about peer advocacy with Janice who has recently retired from Mind Springs after decades of dedication to advancing the cause of peer support in rural colorado’s western most communities.
Mind Springs Peer Services
Sheri Cole, Area Director of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Colorado, speaks on how localities benefit from AFSP research, public policy, education, and support programs.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Episodes 9 & 10 – PRIDE SPECIAL
Devin Pinkston, owner of Identity Insights Counseling and president of PFLAG Grand Jct, discussing support and education available in our community
Episodes 7 & 8
Hear from Annette & Ada Stadelman, creators of “They Said Yes, Now What?” extended workshop on suicide ideation recovery and authors of 5 Points to Peace, as they discuss their life-affirming work.
Academy for Personal Development, LLC.
Gretchen McGeeney – Hear AFSP trained suicide loss support group facilitator, poet, and musician, as she talks about her grief journey and recuperation via creativity.
AFSP – Survivor Outreach Program
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.
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:
*Deaf or Hard of Hearing Chat
1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
or Text 838255
or Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
The Trevor Project: