The Suicide Prevention Podcast is Brought to You by:
Rob Wesemann – NAMI
Rob Wesemann, CMHC, holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Utah, and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from the University of Phoenix. He has worked in a variety of mental health settings during his career, including residential treatment, outpatient treatment and administration.
Rob is currently the Executive Director of NAMI Utah (National Alliance on Mental Illness, Utah). Rob is also past co-chair, and current member of the Executive Committee of the Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness.
In his spare time, Rob works as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer, certified by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, and helps his wife run their scuba diving business. He has three children and lives in Salt Lake.
Brayden Robinson – Utah Peer Network
Brayden is a graduate of the Weber State University Bachelor of Social Work program, and Brayden is now attending Columbia University’s Master of Social Work program, where he will study Leadership, Management, and Entrepreneurship for Social Justice. Brayden has experienced mental health and substance use-related challenges throughout his life, and his recovery story began in March of 2018 when he found a new passion for recovery and service that he developed in his early recovery efforts in the rooms of 12-step recovery programs. Brayden has worked as a Certified Peer Support Specialist and a program supervisor, developing professional leadership abilities and a passion for organizational leadership, innovative work culture development, and macro social work practice focused on advocacy, program development and implementation, research, and policy analysis. Brayden is an avid harm reductionist, providing syringe exchange services in the Salt Lake, Davis, and Weber county areas, and advocates for expanding harm reduction services and implementing new evidence-based harm reduction practices in our communities
Evan Done – USARA
Evan Done began as a volunteer at USARA in 2015 and has extensive experience in the non-profit sector. Originally a systems administrator and programmer by trade, he has used his wide array of information technology skills to assist non-profit, social service, and public policy organizations to further their mission and heighten their impact. Evan is a person in long-term recovery from both a substance use and mood disorder and has been on USARA’s staff since April 2017. With over ten years of experience in social justice advocacy, he is dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable world.
Broadway Media is happy to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk, Happening on September 9th at the Veterans Memorial Park in West Jordan at 10 am!
The Community Walks, held in hundreds of cities across the country, are the core of the Out of the Darkness movement, which began in 2004. These events give people the courage to open up about their own connections to the cause, and a platform to create a culture that’s smarter about mental health. Friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers walk side-by-side, supporting each other and in memory of those we’ve lost.
The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers will be our top priorities as we make decisions about event details in your community, and we’ll continue to offer options to participate online and in your neighborhood.
Now, more than ever, it’s important to be there for one another and take steps to safeguard our mental health and prevent suicide.
Register today and be part of the movement coming #TogetherToFightSuicide.