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.


Suicide Prevention for Substance Use Professionals.

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk for Substance Use Disorder (AMSR-SUD) Treatment Professionals

SUD treatment professionals make decisions every day about how to support individuals in care who may also be at risk of suicide. Suicide is a leading cause of death among people who misuse alcohol and drugs.

AMSR-SUD is a full-day training that can be provided in-person or virtually. Eligible for 6.5 continuing
education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) credits.

From the Zero Suicide Institute® at EDC, this curriculum is evidence-based and proven to provide participants with skills in the recognition, assessment, and management of suicide risk and the delivery of effective suicide-specific interventions.


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

With over 35 years of experience as an educator, mental health professional, trainer, and presenter, Marcia brings a wealth of knowledge to deliver worldwide evidence-based trainings. Her unique blend of expertise makes complex concepts personable, relatable, and easy to understand, ensuring that participants can implement new strategies with confidence. Renowned for her engaging style and informative delivery, Marcia’s sessions are consistently in high demand, empowering individuals and organizations to thrive.

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


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.

Telephone:  530-440-6033

Email: MarciaR@LotusEducationalServices.com

If you are in crisis, call 988 or text 741741