Karen has been a special education teacher since 2001. She is thrilled to be a member of Semicolon Society!
"Always interested in learning and connecting with youth and families, supporting this organization means so much on a personal and professional level."
Sarah is the treasurer for Semicolon Society and a mental health counselor based out of Gilbert. Sarah moved to Chandler in 2017 and has worked in mental health in Chandler/Gilbert for the past five years. Throughout this time, she has worked with clients seeking mental health treatment, their families and friends, and the community at large to increase understanding of mental health and access to mental health resources. Through Semicolon Society, she sees an opportunity to connect with those in crisis with needed support and to build a community that effectively addresses the needs of people in crisis and their loved ones.
Paula McCall is a previous special education teacher and a current Nationally Certified School Psychologist and Arizona Licensed Psychologist. She received her PhD from ASU in 2010 and has worked in various school and private settings as a psychologist. Paula is personally passionate about the impact of community mental health education, and she has developed multiple parenting programs to assist in this endeavor. Her heart is in suicide prevention and support, and she believes that Semicolon Society can provide valuable education and resources to the community to prevent suicide.
"Any mental health education is suicide prevention...We have to talk about it and connect with each other."