Karianna Blanchard with Parents for Suicide Prevention Julie Gustafson with JMG Consulting Karen Nowicki with Phoenix Business RadioX and Kelly Lorenzen with KLM Consulting
In 2017, four moms founded the nonprofit Parents for Suicide Prevention (PSP). They were responsible for Senator Sean Bowie drafting the Mitch Warnock act requiring all school personal to have two hours of suicide prevention training every 3 years.
We are losing our teens at a high rate in Arizona and we learned our school staff was not trained in the signs of suicide to help watch out for the students and coworkers.
Karianna Blanchard is a wife and a mother to a daughter and son and spent years as an Early Childhood Director for an east valley church.
When one of their families became survivors of a suicide loss of a child, she began to become more aware of her misconceptions of suicide.
As Karianna began to learn more, she realized some things. No one is immune to suicide and suicide is preventable. One caring adult can change a child’s world and the Christian community needed to have real conversations about depression and immense pain and not make people feel their belief is wavering if they feel suicidal.
Karianna feels we have to work as a community to show one another HOPE. She has made it a personal mission to learn all she can to be of help to her community.
She has completed courses in Youth Mental Health First Aid, Suicide Risk Assessment and Management, SafeTalk, QPR GateKeeper Training, CALM (Counseling on access to lethal means), Strategic Planning Approach to Suicide Prevention, Locating and Understanding Data for Suicide Prevention, Spirituality and Mental Wellness, and Community Overdose Prevention, Naloxone Training and Koru Mindfulness, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Child Psychology, Stop the Bleed, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
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Julie Gustafson is a trauma mentor with JMG Consulting who guides people through regressive therapy. She had the fortunate opportunity to train with one of the best trauma professionals in Arizona, Wayne Johnson.
Knowing firsthand the staggering toll that anxiety and depression can have in our lives, Julie is passionate about helping others find peace in their lives.
The work Julie does focuses on personal growth by working through past and present traumas. There will be no attempt to physiologically diagnose, treat, fix, heal or change you as a person. Self discovery will act as the guide regarding behavior, thoughts, emotions and spirituality.
Karen Nowicki is a successful author, speaker and the creator of Deep Impact Leadership™ and SoulMarks Coaching™. She is a two-time recipient of the prestigious national Choice Award® for her book and personal development retreat. Karen was crowned the first-ever “Mompreneur of the Year” Award in 2010 for the southwestern states. She was recognized for her leadership, business acumen, and work-life balance.
Karen has been an expert guest on regional TV and radio shows, including Fox Phoenix Morning Show, Sonoran Living, Good Morning Arizona, The Chat Room, and Mid-Day Arizona. She has been a regular contributor to many print and online magazines – publishing articles and blogs for business and education.
In addition to working with private coaching clients, Karen is also the Owner & President of Phoenix Business RadioX. The Business RadioX Network amplifies the voice of business – serving the Fortune 500,000, not just the Fortune 500. Phoenix Business RadioX helps local businesses and professional associations get the word out about the important work they’re doing to serve their market, profession, and community.
Of all the experiences Karen has had the privilege of participating in over her vast career, she shares that Phoenix Business RadioX is a pinnacle adventure!
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Along with being a Spartan racer, past animal trainer and magician’s assistant, Kindra Maples has experience working with diverse crowds of all sizes, ages, and backgrounds to support them with engagement opportunities.
Kindra is a dynamic and engaging community engagement specialist with 10+ years of proven excellence across senior leadership roles leading partnership development and community outreach and engagement.
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