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“Connection: The Key to Prevention”

About Mark:

Mark Meier is the co-founder of the Face It Foundation which provides free peer support services for men dealing with depression. Mark received his MSW in 1994 and his LICSW in 1999. Mark has taught in the University of Minnesota’s School of Medicine and Graduate School of Social Work, along with presenting over 400 times across the United States about mental health recovery and suicide prevention. Mark is deeply passionate about the incorporation of peer support in all aspects of recovery and treatment for those who struggle. Mark loves hockey, fishing, camping, hanging out with his 3 grown kids, and most of all he loves and cherishes the support, guidance, and friendship of his wife of 32 years, Amy.


About Tammy:

Tammy Diehn lives in rural Arlington with her husband Allen on their family farm, where they raised their two children, Jesse and Bethany. Both Allen and Tammy have lost a sibling to suicide. After her sister’s death in 2017, Tammy connected with other loss survivors who were also in this “club which nobody ever wishes to be a part of”. She began advocating for suicide prevention and mental health in area communities, sharing her story of loss, raising awareness, and educating others.

In 2018 Tammy became a certified QPR instructor. (Question, Persuade, Refer, the mental health version of CPR). She has taught QPR to more than 1,500 professionals and community members. Tammy is also certified to teach Adult Mental Health First Aid, Changing the Narrative, SafeTalk, Talk Saves Lives™ and It’s Real: Teens and Mental Health. She is also a NAMI-MN Survivor Voices Train the Trainer. Tammy finds these efforts to be gratifying, knowing that they may help others in addition to being therapeutic for her in her own personal journey in the grief recovery process. 

Recognizing the need and with great passion, Tammy founded Teuby Continued (dba 2B CONTINUED) in memory of her sister, Shelly “Teuby” Teubert in 2019 and serves as the organization’s Executive Director. Professionally, Tammy has been a nurse for the past 30 years and is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Minnesota State University, Mankato in the Student Health Services Clinic. She also enjoys quilting, motorcycling, attending the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and spending time with family (especially grandchildren!), and friends.

“Therapy 101: Overview of Common Therapeutic Approaches Utilized in Modern Psychotherapy”

About Danielle:

Danielle is a licensed independent clinical social worker certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and trained as a generalist therapist with an affinity towards ACT treatment. She has provided mental health care for over 17 years for a variety of demographics to include children, adolescents, & adults; she currently works in her own private practice, Mangata Counseling Services in New Ulm, MN. Danielle also has specialized training in working with children & adolescents with attachment disorders, Veterans, grief services, and trauma-informed care for individuals of all ages. 

She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, the College of St. Catherine, and a IV-E Child Welfare Scholar where she also received specialized training in providing culturally responsive services with Indigenous individuals. Danielle has worked in a variety of settings throughout her mental health career including community mental health, school-based mental health (Duluth, GFW, & New Ulm), St. Louis County ICWA, & the Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center (all humbling learning experiences she will never take for granted and continue to inform her practice today).

Currently Danielle serves on the Board of Directions for the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce and the Brown County Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program and proudly danced for 2B CONTINUED’s 2023 Dancing like the Stars Competition. Danielle resides in rural New Ulm and is married to her husband Kyle, who is a member of the 20th Group Special Forces Green Berets, and together they have two children.

About Jamie:

Jamie Rieser is a dually licensed therapist who provides mental health assessments and ongoing therapy services to individuals from age 5 through adult. She provides individual, family, and couples counseling. She has specific training in early childhood mental health and has a Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate. 

Jamie provides services for a range of mental health concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma-related issues, ADHD, attachment issues, adjustment issues, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and chronic mental illness in adults. She also has experience providing DBT skills groups with adolescents. She also provides educational workshops and presentations to schools, businesses, and organizations on topics including mental health, work-life balance, and parenting. 

Jamie currently provides services through her private practice in New Ulm, MN. She has been practicing in this setting since 2014. Prior to this she had a private practice in St. James and was a therapist in a community mental health setting. She has experience in parent education and children’s mental health case management. She also currently provides school-based counseling at a private school and program/clinical supervision to the Family Facilitator Program in Brown, Watonwan, and Sibley Counties.

About Katie:

Dr. Kuhlmann graduated from the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University in 2002 with a degree in psychology. Wishing to continue studying psychology and to build a career helping others, she went on to earn her master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. 

In 2007 she completed her internship at Natalis Counseling and Psychology Solutions in St. Paul, MN. At Natalis she worked at local hospitals administering psychological assessments and at the clinic conducting individual therapy. She remained at Natalis after her internship until moving to New Ulm in 2018. 

Upon moving to New Ulm she had the good fortune of meeting today’s co-presenters Danielle Fischer Marti and Jamie Rieser. The latter mentored her in starting a private practice. She now owns Kuhlmann Psychology PLLC where she conducts individual therapy for teenagers and adults. She provides services for various mental health concerns including mood disorders, anxiety, adjustment issues, and grief/loss/bereavement. She primarily uses a CBT and DBT approach.

’23-27 Suicide Prevention Plan

About Meghann:

Meghann Levitt has been employed with Carlton County Public Health and Human Services for almost 15 years and currently works as the Northern MN Suicide Prevention Grant Planner. She is also a Public Health Specialist, carrying out leadership roles within the Family and Community Public Health Unit at the County. 

Currently, she serves as one of the Co-Chairs on Minnesota’s State Suicide Prevention Task Force. Having worked in many areas of prevention throughout her career, Meghann is passionate about helping people live a healthy and fulfilling life, and values Public Health’s role in preventing chronic diseases and promoting mental wellbeing and resilience within the community.

Updates on 988 lifeline in MN, MDH Data Brief

About Emily:

Emily Yang Lindeman is a Suicide Prevention Coordinator within the Injury and Violence Prevention Section at the Minnesota Department of Health. She leads the 988 planning efforts and coordinates activities with 988 Lifeline Centers, state and federal government agencies, and community partners across the state. Her experience spans public health injury prevention and behavioral health quality improvement.

Law Enforcement Response to Mental Health Calls for Service

About RJ:

Corporal Rj Cripps has been employed by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office for 4 years. Prior to working with Carver County, Cripps was the Police Chief for the City of Silver Lake. Cripps has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Cripps currently serves as a Field Training Officer and the Liaison for the City of Watertown. Corporal Cripps has extensive Mental Health and Supervisory training.

“Grief & Movement”

About Sherry:

Dr. Sherry Walling helps smart people do hard things. She is a clinical psychologist, speaker, podcaster, and award-winning best-selling author. Pairing her professional training and personal experience, she’s helped countless individuals work through the hardest experiences of their lives.

Her (award-winning) newest book, Touching Two Worlds, explores new strategies for finding wholeness in the aftermath of loss. Her best-selling first book, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together, combines the insight and warmth of a therapist with the truth-telling mirth of someone who has been there. 

She hosts the ZenFounder podcast, which has been called a “must listen” by both Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine and has been downloaded more than 1,000,000 times. She is the host of Mind Curious, a podcast exploring psychedelics and innovation in mental health care. She has also recently started a growing new YouTube channel @sherrywalling.

Dr. Walling is an expert in trauma, stress and burnout and her research has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Traumatic Stress. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and Fuller School of Psychology. She has a PhD in clinical psychology and master’s degrees in both psychology and theology and she completed research fellowships at Yale University School of Medicine and the National Center for PTSD in Boston.

Her recent Tedx Talk, Why a grieving psychologist joined the circus, is rapidly approaching 10,000 views.

Sherry speaks on stages all over the world on topics such as burnout, grief, entrepreneur mental health, and the life-saving value of a good hobby. She has also been known to occasionally perform as an aerialist. She resides in Minneapolis with her husband and two sons.

LivinConnected | Watch the video!

About PT:

Part of 102.9 “The WOLF” wake up crew, PT is the Founder of the LIVIN Foundation, a MN based nonprofit organization that works to promote mental health awareness & suicide prevention after personally dealing with depression due to the loss of his father to suicide. He believes that our culture needs to be more comfortable having conversations regarding mental illness, thus reducing the stigma associated with it. Their mission is to promote a positive outlook on life, reduce the stigma associated with depression, & ultimately prevent suicide through various activities, events, & outreach. To learn more, visit:

“Care. Connect. Create.”

“The Sound of Being Seen”

About Jenn:

Jenn Bostic is a soulful singer/songwriter with a hint of pop, blues and gospel. Her emotive songwriting and powerful vocals have been touching hearts around the world. Her hit song “Jealous of the Angels,” written for her late father, has over 50 million collective streams on YouTube, has gone #1 on various iTunes charts by various artists in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The song was covered by the US Army Band, has been played on Sirius XMs The Pulse and other mainstream ACs reaching that format’s Top 40, and the Positive Country and Southern Gospel Charts Top 10.

Bostic has performed sold out tours across the United States and Europe, including performances on the stages of The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, and Lincoln Center, as well as BBC Breakfast Television, BBC Songs of Praise, Daystar, and TBN US and UK. As an independent, Bostic was the first international artist to have her first three singles playlisted on BBC Radio 2. She was twice named “International Touring Artist of the Year,” by the British Country Music Association (2017/2018).

In 2012 Jenn Bostic received 5 Independent Country Music Association Awards including, “Best Songwriter,” “Best Musician,” and “Overall Winner.”

Her latest album, “You Find a Way,” created with Grammy nominated producer and hit songwriter, Lauren Christy, released July 2022, and was named “Album of the Year” at the 2022 Louder than the Music Awards.

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