Lotus Educational Services, Inc.

Just like the lotus, we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness, and radiate into the world.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Identify. Understand. Respond.
MHFA is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use challenges & crisis siturations.

Suicide Awareness, Prevention & Intervention

Learn how to recognize the signs of suicide, support those who are struggling and take proven, life-saving action. Be empowered to make a difference.

Skills For Managing Stress Workshops & Groups

Learn about stress, what it does to your body and come away with proven mind-body techniques to reduce stress and increase well-being.  

Customize A Training, Presentation or Workshop

We work with you to provide trainings tailored to your specific needs & budget.  We offer a variety of topics related to mental health, resiliency, trauma, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) wellness & more.

Our History

Lotus was founded in 2013 with the belief that connecting the worlds of education and mental health would benefit EVERYONE in a community.  We began by focusing on getting mental health resources, support and services to students and educators in Shasta County. Within three years we had expanded into all of Northern California.  Now we are able to provide our trainings and other services throughout the United States. Next we will become a global force and increase mental health literacy all over the world which will result in reducing stigma & discrimination, increase help-seeking and not only improve lives, but also save lives. 

Our Mission & Vision

MISSION:  To educate, equip & empower ANYONE who wants to learn more about Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Addiction & Suicide Prevention. 

VISION: We envision empowering entire communities to attain optimal health & well-being by giving each individual what they need to become the best version of themselves.

We strive to  Make Meaningful Connections with our clients, training participants, students & community members.  We connect them to mental health resources, trainings, support and services while helping to strengthen healthy neural connections within their brains. 

Marcia Ramstrom

Founder and Director

 Marcia has over 35 years of experience as an educator, counselor and trainer.  Her passion is providing prevention and early intervention services, programs and trainings to youth and those who work with youth.  She loves balancing her work-week with time spent working directly with the students, and time also supporting parents, guardians, educators and community members. 

In her spare time you will find her somewhere outside, either in her RV traveling, in the hills hiking or in the water playing!


What People are Saying

This (ADULT MHFA) was a great training and I learned many new skills to use at work and in my personal life. Thank you Marcia!

Jeri Butler

Shasta County Senior Public Health Assistant

This training (ASIST) is heavy & emotional, but so necessary in the work that we all do.  I think it would be beneficial for any adult because thoughts of suicide are so common & everyone could use support.

Social Worker

This course (YOUTH MHFA) helped me in my personal life and in my professional career in school public safety and as a security officer working for the private sector.

School Resource Officer

Get In Touch With Us

To find out more about what all we can offer your school, agency, or organization, call or email us today.

Lotus Educational Services, Inc.
3402 Bechelli Lane, Suite E, Redding, CA 96002

Telephone:  530-440-6033

Email: MarciaR@LotusEducationalServices.com

If you are in crisis, call 988 or text 741741