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

During the month of September (and a little into October), Mary expands her discussions on suicide awareness and prevention because of Suicide Awareness Week. In this four part series, she works to give you the skills needed to talk with people that are displaying symptoms of depression and suicide. Everybody has a role in suicide prevention- anyone can save a life. Take this moment of hope and share this information with others.

For the last few weeks Mary talks 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 three suicide prevention Facebook Morning Live videos- we encourage you to when you have a chance. In this Friday Morning Live video, Mary discusses the next step in CARE: Encourage.

Encourage (Part 4/4)

In this special Facebook Morning Live, Mary shares how to talk about suicide, more resources for suicide prevention, and, most importantly, how important it is for community leaders and support staff to have access to suicide resources for their local community. She highlights how important it is to refer people that need help and to give encouragement to find help. She shares her own experiences with how she works hard to get well and stay well. Just like any kind of help you need to keep encouraging yourself to move forward. 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. Please watch and learn more about how to Encourage yourself or others to get help and stay healthy and full of hope.

National Suicide Prevention Line

Don’t wait until the end of this series to get help or help another. Call for help and resources.

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

Facebook Live, October 5, 2018

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

During the month of September (and a little into October), Mary expands her discussions on suicide awareness and prevention because of Suicide Awareness Week. In this four part series, she works to give you the skills needed to talk with people that are displaying symptoms of depression and suicide. Everybody has a role in suicide prevention- anyone can save a life. Take this moment of hope and share this information with others.

For the last few weeks Mary talks 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 Facebook Morning Live videos- we encourage you to when you have a chance. In this Friday Morning Live video, Mary discusses the next step in CARE: Refer.

Refer (Part 3/4)

You don’t have to do suicide prevention alone, and it’s not something that is recommended. Get help with the many, many resources available on Holding the Hope’s resource page or simply connect with a person in your area by calling the National Suicide Prevention Line. Remember to get the FACTS , CARE and, as always, keep your hope alive.

National Suicide Prevention Line

Don’t wait until the end of this series to get help or help another. Call for help and resources.

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

Facebook Live, September 28, 2018

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

Mary wants you to know that you don’t have to do your recovery alone. We need people. Tune in to hear this uplifting message of hope. Recovery lives in your heart, relationships, in growth, in community, and connections with others. There are so many people that care about you. 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

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

Stephanie Lane MSW, MHP, CPC

Stephanie LaneStephanie began her career in public service right out of college and worked for the King County Regional Support Network for seven years. She co-founded the youth organization Youth ‘N Action (now called Youth Sound) while working on the Children, Youth, and Families System of Care grant. Stephanie began working for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) doing System of Care grant site visits and then was recruited to work on the Mental Health Transformation Grant administered by the Office of the Governor of Washington State. Stephanie then worked as the Clinical Director at Capital Recovery Center.

Stephanie was brought on as a consultant to work on the Youth and Family Certified Peer Counselor strategic planning process. She collaborated with more than 40 youth and family leaders across Washington giving input into what is now the current Youth and Family Certified Peer Counseling Curriculum.

Stephanie Lane has been a youth engagement specialist for 15 years and works within the boundaries of system of care values and principles. She co-created a youth organization called Youth ‘N Action, for youth leaders with previous system involvement. She has presented at over 40 conferences on youth engagement. She is currently the Program Director for the Workforce Development Collaborative. She has expertise in creating and licensing Behavioral Health Agencies, writing policies and procedures, training on certified peer counseling and she facilitated the creation of the Youth and Family Certified Peer Counseling training. She is fun, energetic and knowledgeable. She received two awards from two different Governor’s in Washington State, and received three ECCO awards for excellence in communication and community outreach. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for CVAB, a Washington state peer run organization, Cascade Pacific Advisory Board for Medicaid Integration and Transformation and is a member of the Office of Consumer Partnerships Certified Peer Counseling Ad Hoc Advisory Committee.

Area of Focus

Stephanie provides consultation in creating and licensing behavioral health agencies, writing policies and procedures, training on certified peer counseling and the creation of Youth and Family Certified Peer Counseling training. Stephanie’s focus is on ensuring at plans for the supervision, care and treatment of children, youth and families are delivered in a holistic and person-centered manner.