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Our mission is to save lives. We help you discover your core values, which becomes the foundation of all of the decisions you make, your goals, and your happiness.

~ In memory of Nicholas and Thomas ~

In 2016 I lost two of my four children to suicide.

Over the next few years people would tell me how they admired my strength or just compliment me on how I was doing after such a tragedy. I began to wonder what the difference was between myself and others who were still struggling.

I found that there are key elements we can control and work on that can help us through those tough times. It is out of a desire to help others benefit from what I’ve learned about resiliency through adversity that NTC Lifeworks was born, in honor of Nicholas and Thomas.

Our purpose is to equip you to enrich your life.

Semicolon tattoo

The semicolon has special meaning for me. When a writer uses a semicolon in a sentence he is continuing the thought instead of using the period to end it.

In 2016 two of my sons chose not to use a semicolon and placed a period on their lives. The semicolons on my shoulder are bleeding out leaving just the two periods. My journey through the aftermath has given me a new purpose.

Through programs and training I help others prepare for challenges and enrich their lives. I also advocate for Suicide Awareness and Prevention.

Suicide Resources

  • The Georgia Crisis Line (https://www.crisistextline.org/) is a 24-hour free mental health resource that is available anywhere in our state. They send trained clinicians to do free mental health assessments to your location or they can do them over the phone. We use the Georgia Crisis Line regularly in our school district. The number is 1-800-715-4225 but in mid-July, the new national 9-8-8 number will start to be used and will route callers to the Georgia Crisis Line. The Crisis Text Line is a national text line that connects texters to trained crisis counselors.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. It provides Spanish-speaking counselors, as well as options for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. A 24-hour an Online Chat in partnership with Contact USA is also available. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255, and in 2019, the use of 988 was approved. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (ESP) can be reached at 1-888-628-9454 The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Deaf & Hard of Hearing Options) can be reached at 1-800-799-4889
  • The Veterans Crisis Line (https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/) is a 24-hour, toll-free hotline that provides phone, web-chat, and text options available to military veterans and their families. It provides options for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The Veterans Crisis Line can be reached at 1-800-273-8255, followed by Pressing 1.
  • IMAlive Crisis Chatline (www.imalive.org) is a non-profit, worldwide 24/7, anonymous chatline to help anyone in crisis via instant messaging.
  • The Crisis Text Line (crisistextline.org) is the only 24/7, nationwide crisis-intervention text-message hotline. The Crisis Text Line can be reached by texting HOME to 741-741.
  • Samaritans USA (http://www.samaritansusa.org/) is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in distress or at risk of suicide throughout the United States.
  • The Trevor Project (http://www.thetrevorproject.org/) is a nationwide organization that provides a 24-hour phone hotline, as well as limited-hour web-chat and text options, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. The TrevorLifeline can be reached at 1-866-488-7386. TrevorChat can be found at https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/ (available 7 days a week from 3PM to 10PM ET). TrevorText can be reached by texting TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 (available M-F from 3PM to 10PM ET).
  • The Trans Lifeline (https://www.translifeline.org/) is a nonprofit organization that is created by and for the transgender community, providing crisis intervention hotlines, staffed by transgender individuals, available in the United States and Canada.
    The Trans Lifeline can be reached at 1-877-565-8860.
  • Autism resources and information for suicide concerns:
    Suicidal Thoughts & Autism: Resources & How to Help-  https://www.elemy.com/studio/mood-disorders/autism-and-suicidal-thoughts
    Autism Response Team: Call 1-888-AUTISM2
    Get help for a suicide attempt happening now, or lean on this resource to help you address other forms of mental health distress. This response team is trained to deal specifically with people with autism.

Suicide has a much greater impact than you can ever imagine. If you need help, REACH OUT! You are not alone!