Amber James

Amber James

Amber James is a Texas native, and mother of three amazing children. She is a Special Education Para- Educator for KISD in Katy, TX for six years. She volunteer’s once a month with Chick Time, at Krause Children’s Center in Katy, TX. She became a widow and suicide survivor in 2014, after the death of her husband. She is a volunteer advocate for AFSP’s Southeast Texas Chapter, where she has participated in The local AFSP Community Walk in The Woodlands, TX in 2014, and The Overnight Walk in Dallas TX in 2015 where she helped to raise $1000.00.

In June 2016 she completed AFSP’s Suicide Survivor Support Group Facilitator Training, co-facilitate a Suicide Survivors Support group with Houston Transitions to Wellness & Counseling.

She also advocates for mental health awareness. After losing her husband to death by suicide after his return home from the military, Amber lost her laugh. She has since become an active advocate for the families left behind after suicide, volunteers with American foundation for Suicide Prevention, and has become a Certified Laugh Yoga instructor finding her laugh again. She offers company stress reduction laugh yoga classes and workshops at HTWC.

She leads Laughter Yoga sessions for teenage girls at the Krause Children’s Center and for family and friends, and has taught one-on-one sessions with fellow school teachers. She plans to start a Laughter Yoga Club in Katy, TX. She has learned that it’s okay to laugh and grieve at the same time and hopes to inspire other grieving survivors to find their laughs again

 

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