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Children Against Depression

To bring good news to the humble and afflicted; To bind up [the wounds of] the brokenhearted, To proclaim release [from confinement and condemnation] to the [physical and spiritual] captives And freedom to prisoners. Isaiah 61:1

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Lisa A.Sutton-CEO/President   

Childrentriumph.org· lisasutton@linkedin.com

Lisa A. Sutton’s passion is to comfort all who mourn, remove the spirit of heaviness, and heal the broken-hearted. My desire is to stop the generational curse of depression and to restore the family as a whole.


 Mission Statement:

My mission in life is Proverbs 22:6—“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”  Specifically, I work diligently to educate parents, teachers, children, and others in the community about a disease called depression.  To this end, I have written and published a book entitled That’s Okay Mommy, I Understand to help people comprehend depression through the eyes of a child.   


My Specialties:

I have been counseling students for the last ten years and using Freedom House Ministries (FHM) methods for the last five years in whole group discussions within the/a classroom setting.  I have watched God turn students’ hearts of stone towards their parents to hearts of understanding, as well as, remove deep-rooted issues that would not allow the student to move forward in their academics.



For six years, I have been the CEO and President of a non-profit 501© 3 organization called “Children Against Depression.” I have worked in partnership with Harambee House mentoring young ladies who are wards of the state. For the last 13 years, I have taught middle and high school. In my search for effective answers to students’ disruptive behaviors in the classroom that would occur without warning, I’ve discovered that I could successfully implement the principles that learned in the Elijah House prayer ministry training and from her FHM personal prayer counseling.  These effective principles were also successfully introduced to the staff and parents.  My personal ministry includes volunteering as a prison minister through her church.


My Roots:

I have experienced and received the LOVE of God at an early age. At age, 13 I dedicated my life to the Lord and has been on “fire” for Him ever since.  I received personal deliverance while completing training to become a Prayer Counselor.







Ph.D. Community Psychology:                                                                                              2020

National-Louis University, Chicago IL.


Dissertation: Does Sense of community increase as Black men 1. Develop more of a relationship with God.  2. Become more involved in activities in the organization.  3. All of the above. (focus group)


     Master Thesis: The Relationship between Seeking-Help and Sense of Community for

 Black men who regularly who attend religious services regularly.


    Master in Psychology:                                                                                                       2016

National –Louis University Chicago IL.,

Area of Concentration: Psychological Assessment

Member: National Society of Leadership and Success


B.A. in Elementary Education in 2005

National-Louis University, Chicago IL.

Area of Concentration: Middle School Science

Member: National Society of Leadership and Success


 Certificate – Psychological assessment                                                                             2017


    National Society of Leadership and Success                                                                      2017