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Friday Morning Live with Mary Videos

The E in CARE is for Encourage:
Suicide Prevention (4/4)

Remember to get the FACTS , CARE and, as always, keep your hope alive. You can get well. It takes time and continued support but you can do it- you can get through this hard time. You are strong. This is the message that Mary wants you to remember. In this Friday Morning Live, Mary discusses the next step in CARE: Refer.

If you need help now: Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text 741741.

Facebook Live, October 5, 2018

When It’s Time to Refer:
Suicide Prevention (3/4)

For the last few weeks Mary has talked about the FACTS and how very important it is to CARE (Connect, Ask, Refer, and Encourage). If you haven’t had a chance to watch and learn more from the previous two suicide prevention videos- we encourage you to when you have a chance. In this Friday Morning Live, Mary discusses the next step in CARE: Refer.

If you need help now: Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text 741741.

Facebook Live, September 28, 2018

Ask, Go ahead…you can do it! :
Suicide Prevention (2/4)

Last week Mary talked about the FACTS– these are established symptoms of depression and, also, suicide. If you see these symptoms in a person, then it’s important to CARE. First you Connect meaning to listen, come from a place of concern, and let the person know that you are there and care. The next part of CARE is Ask.

If you need help now: Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text 741741.

Facebook Live, September 14, 2018

Just the FACTS please:
Suicide Prevention (1/4)

For the month of September, Mary is expanding her discussions on suicide awareness and prevention because of Suicide Awareness Week. In this four part series, she will work to give you the skills needed to talk with people that displaying symptoms of depression and suicide. Take this moment of hope and share this information with others.

If you need help now: Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text 741741.

Facebook Live, September 7, 2018

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

Mary discusses the power that happens when people come together on their recovery journey. Find someone to connect with in some small way!

Facebook Live,  August 10, 2018

We Have Everything We Need!

Watch as she discusses how to continue with mental health recovery and mindfulness when you have to change your external environment and/or your routine. Take a break, take a breath and remember to enjoy the moment.

Facebook Live, August 3, 2018

Safety Is Overrated

Mary wants to talk to you about personal risk. Taking a risk is uncomfortable and can make you feel vulnerable at times, however without any risk it is hard to grow and recover. 

Facebook Live, July 27, 2018

Mindfulness and Squirrels

In this very special Friday Morning Live, Mary and her special guest, Sarah Jensen, discuss another aspect of dealing with trauma, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) or mindfulness.

Facebook Live, July 20, 2018

It Was Never You

Trauma is not an easy concept to understand or deal with. Your pathway to healing is about going through and dealing with trauma. If you stop working on recovery, then you will not move past it. But Mary has an important message for you, “It was never you.”

Facebook Live, July 13, 2018

Respect! Just a Little Bit!

Mary’s take on this SAMHSA Guiding Principle of Recovery is one of introspection. We have to respect ourselves – that’s where it all begins.

Facebook Live July 6, 2018

Recovery From Many Pathways

This week Mary discusses a part of SAMPSA Guiding Principles and Dimensions of Recovery which is recovery occurs via many pathways. Having the courage to forge ahead along your own recovery path is important.

Facebook Live, June 29, 2018

Perfectly Imperfect – By Design!

Mary wants to talk about self acceptance.Take a note from Mary rejection of self is not needed for recovery- hope for more, love more, reflect more, and accept yourself.

Facebook Live, June 22, 2018

Touchstone Moments

Mary’s in Hawaii working with Naval Suicide Prevention. This week she discusses how important and special it is to acknowledge your successes and accomplishments in your own life and recovery. Forward movement, growth, and hope always.

Facebook Live, June 15, 2018

Let’s All Stay Alive, Shall We?

In this video, Mary wants to talk to you about suicide, its prevention, and recovery. She wants you to know better how to approach this very difficult topic because everyone has a role in suicide prevention. Remember the suicide prevention hotline is for everyone (those that are thinking about suicide or those that want to help).

Suicide Hotline: Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text 741741.

Facebook Live, June 8, 2018

What is Success? Who Said So?

Mary ponders what true success is versus what we think success should be. Is it perfection or is it acceptance of self? Can you be successful if you are denying who you are? Mary goes on to discuss success in recovery and what that might mean. Watch, learn and, as always, keep your hope alive.

Facebook Live June 1, 2018

Hope at Any Age

This is a very special Friday Morning Live because Mary is out-of-town in Ohio getting to discuss Hope with her own father. Hear them discuss how Hope, faith and peer support can help with the injustices and hardships of the life as well as stay focused, structure, motivation and purpose. Learn more, connect more, hope more.

Facebook Live, March 25, 2018

Determination Defined

Mary visits Bremerton, Washington to talk how to provide an assist workshop. She gets into a discussion with people from the coast guard, former marines, and civilians about determination and how to fuel it. Part 2/2.

Facebook Live, May 18, 2018

Family As A Source of Strength

Recovery involves the strength and resources of individuals, families, and communities as a foundation for recovery. But what happens when you are the parent? Parenting while in recovery is tricky since you are still in your illness.How do you deal with your recovery and be a good parent? Learn more in this Mother’s Day Friday Morning Live cast.

Facebook Live May 11, 2018

Blog Posts by Mary

Who are we and how do we know?

So, today I gave a talk to some good people in Vancouver Washington to kick off the Employment as a Recovery Tool conference they’re having. There are lots of displays and workshops.  I was the keynote speaker and was told to “do the thing I do about roles” and “be...

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Ask About Suicide, Already!

Is it really OK to ask about suicide?  Really?  YES!  ASK Already. People thinking of suicide are conflicted and in a lot of pain.  They want to talk about the situation, but they don’t know if you want to hear it.  They send off warning signs sometimes knowingly,...

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I’m all in!

One of the things about being the spokesperson for HOPE, is that I am continually looking for ways to say "Look! There it is!" Sometimes, it's hard for me. Sometime I want to post "meh" and go back to bed, or worse, I want to point out the negative and become caustic...

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