OUR NORTH STAR
Liv was a passionate friend, animal lover, gifted vocalist, comedian, and a proud member of the LGBTQ community. In high school she sang in multiple choirs, performed in the musicals, and was on the cheer team. Her voice was distinct, and her stage presence was captivating. She was spirited, stubborn, uproarious, and bursting at the seams with love.
Her kindness knew no bounds – except when it came to herself. Liv struggled most of her life with a non-verbal learning disorder, anxiety, and depression. Liv’s compassion and kindness for others were two of her finest characteristics, but she found it hard to show that same compassion and kindness to herself. Few people knew that she struggled because the Liv they knew seemed so happy. Liv often found it hard to reach out when she was struggling, and on January 8th, 2019, our beloved 19-year-old Liv took her own life.
We miss our sweet Liv, and hope that in sharing her story and developing creative tools and programs in her name, we can help unlock the fearless conversations that can save lives. Thank you for joining us on this journey, we’re so glad you’re here.
-Tess and Honey
We are taking this conversation out of the shadows.
We are a group of artists, filmmakers, and creative humans from around the world, whose lives have been touched by youth suicide. We are collaborating with youth and mental health professionals to create thoughtful experiences and tools aimed at sparking the kind of fearless communication that can save lives. We’re constantly imagining and building new tools and resources designed to eliminate the stigma of mental health issues and reverse the soaring rate of youth suicide, and we need your help. Join us.
PROGRAMS AND IMPACT DIRECTOR
LICENSED THERAPIST, MENTAL HEALTH DIRECTOR
Author of The Liv Project Discussion Guides and related mental health content.
The Voices of Liv
YOUTH ADVISORY AND OUTREACH BOARD
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Helen “Honey” Beuf
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE LIV PROJECT
GRANTS DIRECTOR, THERE WITH CARE
Susan Caso, MA, LPC
BOULDER FAMILY COUNSELING, PLLC
SENIOR ASSOCIATE, TUMALO CREEK PARTNERS
W. Wilder Knight II
PRYOR CASHMAN LLP
AVP, CORPORATE EVENTS, USLI
STRATEGY, CO-FOUNDER/CEO THRU
William D. Pyle
CPA, EIDE BAILLY, LLP
LCSW, FOR TEENS AND ADULTS IN BOULDER, COLORADO
VP, SUPPLY CHAIN REGION AMERICAS THULE, INC.
EDITOR IN CHIEF, OC87 RECOVERY DIARIES
DIRECTOR OF IT, THERE WITH CARE, BOULDER CO
OWNER, BOULDER TECH SUPPORT
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT
FORMER CEO BOLDER STAFFING, INC
Paula Dupre’ Pesmen
NON-PROFIT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THERE WITH CARE
GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER
CEO AND FOUNDER OF FINCH PRODUCTIONS
*IF YOU ARE IN A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS AND NEED HELP PLEASE REACH OUT TO A PROFESSIONAL IMMEDIATELY. The Liv Project is NOT a professional organization in the mental health field. The Liv Project does NOT offer psychiatric, medical or any other professional advice. We are NOT a crisis center. Our organization was founded by individuals who have lost friends and family members to suicide. Our goal is to build a community where we share information with each other that we have gathered about mental health resources and facilities and NOT to serve as a substitute for sound, professional, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you or a friend is in need of help, you should immediately seek that help and advice from qualified mental health professionals. This website is for informational purposes only. Please note that The Liv Project shall NOT be responsible for the content or services provided by any organizations, individuals or other resources referenced on our website or which you become aware of through this website, publications or other materials and information provided to you by or which you have become aware of through The Liv Project. The main goal of The Liv Project is to help people in distress get information about the professional resources that are out there so that we can together help prevent mental health crises from ending in suicide.