Meet The Team



Charlotte Tankersley is a suicide attempt survivor and a three-time survivor of suicide loss who now uses their lived experience to educate others on mental health, LGBTQIA rights, suicide awareness, and prevention.

Charlotte has a B.A. in Psychology from Argosy University, holds the Colorado Peer and Family Specialist certification, is Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid, SafeTALK, and ASIST certified and is also a certified QPR Instructor and Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program trainer. They are the founder and Executive Director of The Hope Group, starting the organization to help individuals like themself that suicide has also impacted.

Charlotte has facilitated grief and loss support groups for over ten years. They currently volunteer on the Crisis Text Line, and they have worked as a crisis counselor on The Blue Bench’s 24-hour sexual assault hotline and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They were also a victim advocate for the Sheridan Police Department for several years.

You can reach them via email at or by phone at (720) 745-9252.



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 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 for online text chat. Hope and help are available 24/7/365; please reach out. You matter.