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Marcia Epstein, LMSW
Lawrence, Kansas, USA
M.Epstein.LMSW@gmail.com

Social Worker who Advocates for Social Justice & who Helps People Develop Life Skills
Because BOTH are essential for People Being Glad To Be Alive

Oppressed Peoples Lives Matter… Always
#BlackLivesMatter
#TransLivesMatter
#NativeLivesMatter
#QueerLivesMatter

Marcia Epstein, LMSW is a Specialist
~ Support through Life Changes
~ Grief Support
~ Reducing Suicide Risk for self or others
~ Suicide Grief Support
~ Ally to LGBTQ community
~ The Intersection of Art and Mental Health

Very Special Art Events, Building Connection For #LifeWorthLiving:
~ Talk With ME  podcast (archived)
 “At The Intersection Of Art and Mental Health”
~ Words Save Lives, 
always in Lawrence, KS, always on September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day.  Poetry, Comedy, Storytelling, Music, Drag & Other Arts.

Very Special Opportunities For Support For Experiences With Suicide:
~ Healing After Suicide support group in Lawrence, KS for people living with suicide grief
~ Stayin’ Alive, support group in Lawrence, KS for survivors of suicide thoughts, self harm, and/or attempts
~ Thriving Family-Friends, support group in Lawrence, KS for people supporting suicidal loved ones
~ Freedom of Expression annual retreat in October at The Light Center near Lawrence, KS  for survivors of suicide loss and other experiences with suicide.  The 1st annual Freedom of Expression retreat was on October 10, 2007
~ Thriving While Living With Suicide annual retreat in July at The Light Center near Lawrence, KS for people with any or many of the experiences with suicide: loss; thoughts, self-harm, and/or attempts; supporting suicidal loved ones.  The 1st annual Thriving retreat was on July 28, 2018.
~ Thriving Collaboration: Robin Goff, RN, BSN, MAV, Healer, Bereavement Specialist, and Founder of The Light Center; Donna Hanschu, Healer and Bereavement Specialist; Shannon Musgrave, Intuitive Medium and Bereavement Specialist; and Marcia Epstein, LMSW each have personal experiences with suicide that we bring into our healing work.

Marcia Epstein, LMSW is a Provider of
~ Individual, Family, and Group support & guidance.  (What people commonly call “counseling” or “therapy.”)
~ CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management)
~ Facilitator, Healing After Suicide, bereavement support group
~ Facilitator, Stayin’ Alive, survivors of suicide attempt(s) support group
~ Facilitator, Thriving Family-Friends, support for those supporting suicidal loved ones
~ Suicide Prevention & Bereavement Support workshops & consultation

Affiliations
~ Member, American Association of Suicidology
~ Member, Kansas Mental Health Coalition
~ Member, NASW and K-NASW (Kansas chapter)
~ Steering Committee Member, NAMI Douglas County KS, part of NAMI Kansas, and NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
~ Trained as trainer of: LivingWorks ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training); QPR (Question-Persuade-Refer); CALM (Counseling on Access To Lethal Means)

Art and Mental Health
~ Member of U.S. Department of Arts and Culture

Credentials
~ MSW in clinical social work from Kansas University
~ Licensed by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

History
Please see “More About ME”
(Note: No longer affiliated with Headquarters, Inc., aka Headquarters Counseling Center or KSPHQ)

In the USA, Free, 24/7 Support for You or Someone Else
CRISIS TEXT LINE: text START to 741-741
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 800-799-7233, https://www.thehotline.org/
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE:  1.800.273.8255 or soon 988
RAINN, Rape Abuse Incest National Network, 800-656-HOPE (4673), https://www.rainn.org/
TRANS LIFELINE: staffed by trans and nonbinary people, for trans and nonbinary people,
https://TransLifeline.org , 877-565-8860
THE TREVOR PROJECT: for LGBTQ+ teen and young adults, hotline plus chat and text options
included on the website, https://www.thetrevorproject.org/. 866-488-7386
VETERANS CRISIS LINE: hotline plus chat and text options included on the website
VeteransCrisisLine.net , 800-273-8255 Option 1 (soon to be through 988)
Plus, although not 24/7, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Helpline,
800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org

 

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