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About Rick Strait

Rick Strait is a suicide attempt survivor and currently works at a community mental health agency as the Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders (ITCD) program manager. He is the team leader for its zero suicide initiative. Rick is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. Rick is a board member with the Eastern Chapter of Missouri American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). He has helped organize eight suicide awareness conferences in Missouri. Rick is a co-author of The i’Mpossible Project Reengaging with Life, Creating a New You, where he shares how his history of depression and suicide attempt has motivated him to educate others so that everyone is able to help someone who may be struggling. Rick is also involved with advocacy at the state and national level as a field ambassador with the AFSP. Rick is a co-founder of the blog www.listeningsaveslives.com and is involved with www.nowmattersnow.com.