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Internal Chatter – Suicide Prevention with Angela Perry – 9/21/2023

Grab your honor beads and lace up your kicks – it’s time to chat with Angela Perry about suicide prevention – just in time for September’s Suicide Awareness Month. As a Board Member with the Oregon Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) she educates Melissa and Staci about: the differences between 911 …

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Internal Chatter – Sarah Desjarlais & Fosterful – 03/16/23

Sarah Desjarlais, Executive Director of Fosterful, stops by the chat to discuss how Fosterful provides a variety of ways volunteers can show up for foster children in the greater community without needing to make the full-time committment as a foster parent. Along the way we talk about ACE scores, the four trauma responses and how …

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Internal Chatter – Richard Ott: Inpatient Psychiatric Care, Law Enforcement and the Unhoused Juggernaut – 01/19/23

Richard Ott joins the chat to talk about glasses, getting older, and fighting fires as an office worker. In addition, he stops by to discuss the intersection of mental health services and the unhoused. Richard has worked in the healthcare field for over 25 years, with 16 years of that time being spent working in …

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Internal Chatter – Arabeth Mashek: EMDR – 11/17/22

Arabeth Mashek, LPC, LMHC, joins the chat to tell Melissa and Staci that lightbars aren’t just for ceilings anymore. She’s the owner / operator of Three Creeks Counseling in Vancouver WA, and specializes in helping those with anxiety and trauma histories, heal from past difficulties so they can live rich, meaningful lives. In addition to …

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Internal Chatter – Debbie Dedrickson Part II – 09/07/22

Debbie Dedrickson is the Director of Crisis Line Operations at Lines for Life in Portland, Oregon. Lines for Life is one of the crisis call centers that answers the national suicide crisis line. We’ll talk about things like: Why the Karpman Drama Triangle can underpin a lot of dysfunctional relationships and be the unseen force …

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Internal Chatter – Sam Stevens Part II – 07/06/22

Melissa and Staci chat with Sam Stevens, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in private practice in Portland, OR. His focus is on new fathers and couples with young children. Has been facilitating the Portland New Father’s Group since 2010. He previously taught birth preparation classes for soon-to-be parents and now is asked to …

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Internal Chatter – Sam Stevens Part 1 – 06/01/22

Melissa and Staci chat with Sam Stevens, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in private practice in Portland, OR. His focus is on new fathers and couples with young children. Has been facilitating the Portland New Father’s Group since 2010. He previously taught birth preparation classes for soon-to-be parents and now is asked to …

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