Episode 033: “An Honest Conversation About Suicide”
Featuring Carlos Martinez
In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, we invited Onsite’s Lead Clinician, Carlos Martinez to help us create a safe space to talk about something that affects so many people. During this honest conversation, Carlos shared his personal and professional experience to help us tackle a topic that feels too big to handle alone as we seek to show up better for ourselves and the people we love by fostering empathy and connection.
If you or a loved one are struggling with suicide, we encourage you to reach out for professional help. You can find support at TWLOHA.com or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255.
No matter what we’re facing, there is a way forward. Healing is possible.
Meet this episode’s expert
Carlos Martinez, M.Div., MSMHC, LPC, ACS, CET-II, has worked in the helping profession and human-services field for close to 20 years, working as a pastor, chaplain, crisis screener at a hospital, in community mental health care as a therapist, counselor at a drug and alcohol intensive outpatient program, manager for a mental health intensive outpatient program, and an adjunct professor.
At Onsite, he leads participant workshops on topics like trauma, healthy sexuality and relationships, intimacy, and connecting with the self. He also helps curate the experiential programs for Onsite and helps lead and recruit their team of therapists from all over the world. Carlos earned his master of divinity (with biblical languages) from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He earned his master of science in mental health counseling from Walden University and is a licensed professional counselor. He is also an approved clinical supervisor and a level II certified experiential therapist. He has experience working with people in both groups and individual work who have had struggles with trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, grief and loss, childhood abuse, incest, and sexual assault.
Before coming to Onsite, Carlos was an assistant director of counseling at Stockton University and an adjunct professor in the arts and humanities department. He is married to the best person he knows and has been for the last 25 years.
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