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

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

Marcia Epstein, LMSW is a Specialist
~ Support through Life Changes
~ Reducing Suicide Risk & Suicide Bereavement Support
~ Ally to LGBTQ community
~ The Intersection of Art and Mental Health

Very Special Art Events, Building Connection For #LifeWorthLiving:
~ Talk With ME  podcast 
“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.
Plus these from Autumn 2018:
Epic Rites: Poetry, October 11, 2018 at Lucia Beer Garden + Grill in Lawrence, KS.  Featured Poets: Wolfgang Carstens of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada; Todd Cirillo of New Orleans, LA; Rob Plath of Long Island, NY; and Lawrence, KS Treasures: Macey Webb and Barry Barnes.  This night is a prelude to 2018 Fountainverse: KC Small Press Poetry Fest held October 12-14, 2018 in Kansas City.
~ James Lecesne and Ryan Amador of The Future Perfect Project, October 19, 2018 performance at Percolator Lawrence in Lawrence, KS
~ The Future Perfect StoryTelling and Songwriting Workshop for LGBT+ Youth, October 20, 2018 at Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, KS

Very Special Opportunities For Support For Experiences With Suicide:
~ Healing After Suicide support group in Lawrence, KS for survivors of suicide loss
~ Stayin’ Alive, support group in Lawrence, KS for survivors of suicide thoughts, self harm, and/or attempts
~ Thriving Family-Friends, support in Lawrence, KS for people supporting suicidal loved ones, 1st meeting September 18, 2018

~ 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.   The 2nd will be during June 2019.
~ 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 13th annual Freedom of Expression will be on October 12-13, 2019.
~ Thriving Collaboration: Robin Goff, RN, BSN, MAV, Healer, Bereavement Specialist, and Founder of The Light Center; Donna Hanschu, Healer and Bereavement Specialist; Shannon Musgrave, 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 Counseling
~ 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, 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”
( No longer affiliated with Headquarters, Inc. )

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