Lauren FosterExecutive Director, HopeLine
Lauren Foster is originally from Johnson City, Tennessee and went to Appalachian State University for her undergrad. She graduated from App State in May of 2015, Cum Laude, with a BS in Health Promotion and double minors in Nutrition and Communication Disorders.
After graduating, Lauren worked for the North Carolina Division of Public Health in the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health branch for a year.
Realizing her passion was in mental health, in October of 2015, Lauren became a HopeLine volunteer and by June of 2016 was hired on as the Volunteer Coordinator. Recently, in March of 2017, she applied and was hired as HopeLine’s Executive Director. HopeLine’s primary focus is active listening with caring, non-judgmental listening with referrals to resources. Lauren is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in School Counseling from Liberty University.
Lauren believes that the communication skills and active listening techniques can be applied in all areas of personal and professional life. In her personal time, Lauren enjoys yoga, being outdoors, drinking tea, exploring Raleigh, and photography
The above information was provided by the speaker.Breakout Session: How to Recognize and Respond to Signs of Depression
Have you ever noticed a friend acting differently or pulling away? How do you respond if you think your friend is dealing with a mental health issue? Lauren Foster is here to discuss common signs and symptoms of depression in tweens and teens, and here to give you some tools, resources, and information to help you respond if your friend (or yourself) is in need of a little help.
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