Maritza Liddiard

“Maritza Liddiard is a 61 years old widow who came to LBHS by direct invitation from Jacqueline Gomes-Arias, one of the founders. She had depression, anxiety and PTSD. As a result she attempted suicide as a way of dealing with losses in her life. A long time has passed since then, and with the help of medication, therapy and mentoring she is stable in her recovery and trained to be a mentor to help others. Now she is working with the organization as a Certified Peer Support Specialist, doing intakes and mentoring people with the same conditions that troubled her. She has been trained as Suicide Prevention Trainer and facilitates the “Survivors of Suicide Attempts (SOSA)” support group and the Peer to Peer support group. Maritza also acts as an interpreter for meetings or conferences.”