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Sally Spencer-Thomas is a clinical psychologist, inspirational international speaker and an impact entrepreneur. Dr. Spencer-Thomas was moved to work in suicide prevention after her younger brother, a Denver entrepreneur, died of suicide after a difficult battle with bipolar condition. Known nationally and internationally as an innovator in social change, Spencer-Thomas has helped start up multiple large-scale, gap filling efforts in mental health including the award-winning campaign Man Therapy and was a recent invited speaker at the White House. Her goal is to elevate the conversation and make suicide prevention a health and safety priority in our schools, workplaces and communities.

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Employers are often challenged recruiting and retaining top talent. How can you address this problem? A resilient workforce and a mindset of a wellness culture at work. This strategy also helps promote mental health and prevent suicide. In... more

For people who are in the midst of a mental health or suicide crisis, the focus is often ?how do we survive this?? How do we get through each day? Sometimes it's an effort just to get by moment to moment. It's hard to consider how to... more

In this episode I have this distinctive honor of interviewing Kim Ruocco from TAPS who shares her personal and professional journey after suicide loss. In 2005, Kim Ruocco lost her husband to suicide, Marine Corp Major John Ruocco. She is... more

Meet my dear friends Kevin and Margaret Hines. Theirs is a true partnership, and I feel very honored to witness their love.? Being a caregiver for someone living with a major mental health condition like bipolar disorder is not easy. Let's be... more

When people are in the depths of a mental health crisis the last thing they need is a response that is based in fear. Having a crisis response strategy that is rooted in dignity and compassion can make all the difference. Join me in my... more

In this podcast we talk with filmmaker Lisa Klein about why storytelling is so critical in effective suicide prevention. She shares with us her journey in making the new, ground-breaking film ?The S Word.? THE S WORD, a feature-length... more

Guest Jorgen Gullestrup discusses the prevention of suicides in the construction industry. Construction Suicide Prevention:... more

Dr. Thomas Joiner, author of ?Lonely at the Top: The High Cost of Men's Success? and ?Why People Die by Suicide?, has spent much of his career trying to find out why people die of suicide. The desire for death, according... more