On this week's episode Jamie and Guy welcome Jamie's niece, Skyler Stubblefield, to discuss the Hope Squad: a peer-to-peer mental health support system in elementary, middle and high schools nationwide. Jamie explains how the Hope Squad was begun by a high school principal who was compelled to act due to the high suicide rate at his school. Joining forces with health care professionals and the community, the first Hope Squad was formed. As a current member of the Hope Squad in her high school, Sklyer explains how she and other classmates are nominated by their peers and then trained to help their classmates struggling with depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or dealing with a death in their family. Skyler explains the positive impacts this experience has had on her and her community. Listen to learn more about this valuable program and the success it is having on our kids at a time they need it the most 💛
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Jamie Pyatt LCSW is a mom, avid beach lover, exercise enthusiast, and a licensed clinical therapist with over 20 yrs of experience. She has worked in hospice care, child abuse intervention, and was an adoption facilitator for 13 years. Jamie loves working with individuals, couples, and teens as they embrace their personal stories and surf the daily waves of life. She makes friends wherever she goes and has a laugh that brightens any room. She believes each one of us deserves love, happiness, and connection ❤️Get to know Jamie better @therealjamiepyatt
Guy Balogh is a father of three, car enthusiast, an entrepreneur and small business owner (shout out to @holsterbrands), and a professional business and life coach. Guy loves working with individuals to think bigger, take risks, and maximize opportunities. His quick wit and talent for storytelling pair well with his desire to find the positive in any situation. Get to know Guy better @therealcoachguySupport the show