- Extensive knowledge of prevention and intervention resources and actively advocates for increased mental health services in our schools.
- Training Minds to Make Good Choices!
- The highlight of our AIDS and Alcohol Awareness
- How damaging excessive drinking and drug use can be on a user’s friends, intimate relationships, and family as well as themselves.
- How to reach out for help for depression and suicidal thoughts.
- De-Stress for Success: aka Thrive, Don’t Just Survive
- Teens are finding their way out of isolation and secrecy common to families of alcoholics, and gaining hope and new self-confidence for a better future.
Susie Vanderlip, thousands of teens are finding their way out of isolation and secrecy common to families of alcoholics, and gaining hope and new self-confidence for a better future.
80% of middle school and high school teens want support groups on campus.
31% of middle school and 17% of high school students request to participate.
Susie has had one-on-one conversations with over 10,000 individual teens.
She has had the unique inside view of teens across America and their reasons for destructive choices: their feelings.
Troubled teens seek her out after her assemblies and keynotes.
From student leaders to high-risk teens, these youth typically express deep emotional distress including suicidal and violent thoughts due to someone else’s drinking or drug use in their homes and associated verbal / physical / sexual abuse.
Susie has been in a unique position to help teens unburden their painful secrets and get them the critical help that saves many of their lives. She guides them with an extensive knowledge of prevention and intervention resources and actively advocates for increased mental health services in our schools.
Susie has been personally involved with the 12-Step programs and in collaboration with husband Dr. Ken Vanderlip, Clinical Psychologist specializing in substance abuse, PTSD and stress management issues, since.
Susie is a member of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) and her Substance Abuse Prevention Network. She works closely with the National Peer Helpers Association and American Counseling Association at state and national levels.
Books by Susie L. Vanderlip