Charlotte is a suicide attempt survivor and a survivor of suicide loss who now uses her lived experience to educate others on mental health, LGBTQIA rights and suicide awareness and prevention across the country.
Charlotte has a B.A. in Psychology from Argosy University, is Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid, SafeTALK and ASIST certified and is also a Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program trainer, a Working Minds trainer and a certified QPR Instructor. She is the founder and Executive Director of The Hope Group and owner of Inner Light Consulting.
Charlotte has facilitated grief and loss support groups for over seven years, worked as a crisis counselor on The Blue Bench’s 24-hour sexual assault hotline and on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and she was a victim advocate for both the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and the Sheridan Police Department for several years.
Shirley has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years and has worked in Cardiac Intensive Care for much of her career. Since 2009, Shirley has been the volunteer Parish Nurse at Abiding Hope Church. In April of 2010, she completed the course requirements for Faith Community Nurse Certification. With the intentional focus on spiritual care, the Parish Nurse promotes health as wholeness within the faith community. She is one of the founding members and trained facilitators of the Southwest Metro Denver Survivors of Suicide bereavement support group.
Information about Olie & Jeannine coming soon!
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal or is in crisis: please contact Colorado Crisis Services at 844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255. You can also reach them at www.coloradocrisisservices.org. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255), contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOPE to 741-741 or visit www.imalive.org for online text chat. Hope and help are available 24/7/365; please reach out. You matter.