Empowering Ordinary People to Save Lives Conference

Help.  Hope.   Healing 2017

New Lived Experience Stories
Jacob Moore is a filmmaker, public speaker, and the founder of NoStigmas.org, a social movement for mental health equality. After losing his father to suicide at age six, Jacob grew up plagued by debilitating anxiety and depression. He now understands the importance of peer supported programs and initiatives in the role of saving lives.
Elizabeth Clare is a survivor of sexual abuse and rape. Living with PTSD has given her the difficult opportunity to navigate mental wellness and experience stigmas. Working alongside Jacob Moore and NoStigmas, Elizabeth Clare is taking her story far and wide in hopes of raising awareness.
Strengths-Based Approaches to Suicide Prevention and Wellness
Lauren Breen, Co-Founder of CNQR was thrust into the suicide and behavioral health world in 2008, after the death of her brother, Aidon, by suicide. Lauren has over 9 years of experience in the mental health and suicide prevention sectors. Alongside her own charity, laurenbreen.com.au, Lauren hopes CNQR will create an innovative twist in the way behavioral health is funded and facilitated.
Self-Care, Wellness, and the Caregiver Role
This portion of the conference will highlight the important role of caregivers and champion the peer perspective of these amazing individuals.
Wellness Partners: Self-Care and Wellness

Jacob Moore and Elizabeth Clare will share their perspective on the caregiver role and will show participants how to recognize the importance of their efforts and what it takes to be that support structure in someone’s life.

My Strength, Our Love

Through the request of last year's participants, Kevin Hines and Margaret Hines will give you a peek inside a marriage that has thrived against all odds. Margaret and Kevin take you through the trials and tribulations, as well as joy and magic of their 10-year marriage. They discuss their techniques for self-care and couple-care, share the contents of their wellness toolkit, and reveal some secrets that are not always discussed in the public eye. Margaret will share her tips and tricks for keeping her home a happy and healthy place. As a spouse of someone with severe mental illness, she will share the honest and painful story of a love that grew through the cracks and created its own strong foundation.
Margaret Hines is the Co-Founder and CEO of CNQR. She has a proven track record of building strong partnerships and understanding the value of collaboration and relationships. She is passionate about working with social entrepreneurs within the wellness and brain health space. She founded CNQR as a platform to create a high-impact in social change, suicide prevention, and wellness. Margaret serves on the Founding Board of the United Survivors and serves on the Advisory Board of the Crisis Text Line.
Kevin Hines is a brain/mental health advocate, award-winning global speaker, bestselling author, and documentary filmmaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Kevin dedicates his life to saving lives by spreading the message of hope and sharing his art of living mentally well. He is one of the most respected and admired voices of lived experience. Kevin's story is a remarkable testament to the strength of the human spirit, and a reminder for us to love the life we have.
Registration is $25.00 and includes lunch.  Online registration here  Download Flyer here

For more information you may contact Amy Bledsoe (abledsoe@frontierhealth.org) or Samantha Crockett (samantha.crockett@mrcsb.state.va.us).

You must register for the conference and pay online! NO registrations or payments will be accepted at the door. We are expecting a sell-out crowd, be sure to register early to reserve your seat! 

Books and other merchandise will be available for purchase from CNQR Collective speakers.