Our Mission at Rise

The mission of Rise Against Suicide is to help youth at risk of suicide by removing the financial and social barriers to treatment, enabling them to find hope and healing.

Our Work at Rise

Program Description

Rise Against Suicide believes that every child and youth at risk of suicide should have access to the mental health treatment they deserve.

Founded as Second Wind Fund of Boulder County in 2009, the organization changed its name to Rise Against Suicide in 2020. Rise Against Suicide provides access to funded counseling services for at-risk youth in the geographic areas included in Boulder Valley School District and St. Vrain Valley School District. Youth up to the age of 19 who are at elevated risk for suicide and who have a financial need are eligible for funded counseling services through Rise Against Suicide. The organization receives referrals from private and public elementary, middle and high schools, community social workers, psychologists and mental health professionals, churches, hospitals and mental health facilities. Within hours of receiving a request for help, at-risk youth are connected with qualified, private therapists. This immediate response is unique to Rise Against Suicide. 

Where We Serve

Our innovative program serves youth living in the geographical areas that serve Boulder Valley School District and Saint Vrain Valley School District. All youth inadequetly insured or uninsured suffering with suicidal ideation are accepted into our program.

Meet our Staff

Executive Director

Jenna Clinchard

Bookkeeper

Katelyn Vickland

Meet Our Board
Board President

Robert Kilcullen

Retired IBM Executive

Vice President

Kristen Keller

PR Consultant

Secretary

Mary Campbell

K-8 School Coordinator

Treasurer

Amy Paterra

Retired Marketing
and Sales Executive

Board Member

Gary Borgese

Retired Sales Manager

Board Member

Paul Preo

Retired Marketing Manager

Board mEMBER

Andi Jason

Program Director
for Colie’s Closet

Board Member

Beth Parrish

Faculty Trainer
Western Governors University