EP53: RESCUE RUN (P8): Carrie Benway: Executive Director – Hope Center of The Eagle River Valley

Imagine how many lives could be saved if more people experiencing a crisis had 24/7 access to a licensed therapist and a reminder they’re not alone. Alex welcomes Carrie Benway, Executive Director of the Hope Center of the Eagle River Valley, to discuss suicide prevention along with the comprehensive resources and innovative services provided by the Hope Center.


In this episode, Alex and Carrie talk about…

  • The beneficial services provided by Hope Center’s Hopeline
  • Why Carrie believes education is critical but mental health must be addressed for student success
  • Amazing partners that support and make the Hope Center’s work possible
  • Details about the mobile crisis co-response program
  • Providing wraparound services and a continuum of care
  • Reducing barriers to mental health treatment with therapists in community schools
  • Short term and long term goals of the Hope Center
  • Pod Decks questions and answers
  • Why leadership is about teamwork, accountability, and feedback


Links to resources:


Eagle County Hopeline



Hope Center of the Eagle River Valley



On Carrie’s Recommended Read List:

“What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen”  


Carrie Benway



Pod Decks "Never podcast without them"!  Alex Mintling - World Famous Podcaster


National Suicide Prevent-ion Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Colorado Crisis Services 1-844-493-8255


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital



Travis Brown & Team





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