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The Speedy Foundation, INC

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Coalitions, Hot Lines & Crisis Intervention, Mental Health, Suicide Prevention

Mission: The Speedy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention and ending the stigma associated with mental health through advocacy, conversation, and education.

Target demographics: suicide prevention and advocate for mental wellness

Geographic areas served: Idaho and Utah

Programs: Mental Health First Aid, QPR, safeTALK, film screenings and panel discussions, local and statewide suicide prevention coalitions.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Donor

Rating: 5

The Speedy Foundation has given me the tools to be a stronger and more confident mental health advocate. Their work on a community, state and regional level has and continues to make sustained differences in the lives of so many. I’m honored to support the organization.

Christina Shiebler
Shiebler Family Foundation

1

Donor

Rating: 5

The Speedy Foundation has been an active participant in my community for many years. I have been happy to donate both my time and money to this organization because I know it goes directly towards their mission to increase conversations and education around suicide and mental health. TSF is the first resource I would seek out should the need arise. They're the first point of contact I would recommend to friends and colleagues in need of information on how to navigate personal instances of loss, to suicide prevention and education for their organization on a broader scale, and everything in between. I'm proud to continue supporting The Speedy Foundation and it's goals

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer with The Speedy Foundation, I've witnessed many stories about the importance this foundation puts out into the world. The Speedy Foundation has expanded my knowledge about suicide and mental health and provided me tools I can equip my friends, family, and colleagues with. Thank you to this charity and the many lives it's impacted!

3 Al L.3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a pediatrician, the speedy foundation has been instrumental for our community at all levels—individuals, families, institutions (like mine, St Luke’s), and even at the city/county/state level for helping us understand and address mental health and suicide.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Speedy Foundation has been incredibly agile in helping a variety of demographics based on need. Getting the hotline in Idaho was amazing and they’ve continued to make a huge difference since then in many ways including the incredible trainings like Mental Health First Aide. Suicide prevention and education is so unbelievably necessary for so many and TSF works tirelessly to make a difference. I love this organization and the heart they bring to the table!

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Not only am I blessed to be apart of this organization, I had the wonderful privliege of knowing the man behind this cause. Suicide certainly impacts everyone and is a lasting impression for all of us. My dedication to advocating, conversating and educating on behalf of The Speedy Foundation is a passion I get to share with my community members. What I believe to be so unique about The Speedy Foundation is our values of really wanting that change and truly believe we can make the change by ending the stigma and having those tough conversations. The Speedy Foundation CARES wholeheartedly and do make a difference each day one person at a time!

2 Tyler N.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I became a board member of The Speedy Foundation after my friend Jeret “Speedy” Peterson was lost to suicide. Jeret was always thinking of others, and The Speedy Foundation helped carry on his legacy. The Speedy Foundation has been a leading advocate of suicide prevention and mental health in Idaho and Utah since 2011. The foundation was instrumental in helping establish the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. Currently, The Speedy Foundation provides Mental Health First Aid and QPR trainings.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

It seems everyone has a story, everyone has been touched by suicide. In today's hurting world suicide prevention and mental health education should be on everyone's radar. The work that The Speedy Foundation is doing is so important to the health and welfare of our communities. I have been a proud sponsor of the golf tournament for a few years. I do it in honor of my cousin and the friends I have lost to suicide. I do it because I know that feeling personally (;). I do it because this organization is doing some very heavy lifting and working to erase the stigma of mental health issues and opening up conversations. I do it because it is worth every penny.

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

Prior to my direct involvement with The Speedy Foundation, their organization provided my school district personnel with Youth Mental Health First Aid training. Administrators, counselors, and school psychologists participated, gaining knowledge which better helped us serve our students across all age levels. This is a service that we as an organization continue to provide to a wide range of audiences, from corporations looking to train their staff in Mental Health First Aid, to athletes, coaches, church communities, and everything in between. The Speedy Foundation has influenced legislation and community involvement with regard to suicide prevention and postvention, mental health awareness, and education. The Speedy Foundation endeavors to help people learn how to start those tough conversations about suicide, and keep it going until the stigma associated with mental health fades and those who require support can access the help they need.

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer and now, a board member, for the The Speedy Foundation for several years. This organization provides very needed services to our local community in Boise, ID as well as other local communities - there is such a need for training and resources in the area of mental health and suicide prevention and TSF takes amazing initiative to fill that gap.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer with The Speedy Foundation since the beginning. I lost a family member to suicide and had no idea what to do. The Speedy Foundation provided me with helpful information and pointed me in the right direction. They were willing to talk about suicide and stigma early on, even when no one else was. I'm beyond thankful for the guidance, education, and support they continue to provide the community and surrounding area.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

It's amazing to me that once the difficult conversation gets started, how many people have been affected by someone they know, near or far through suicide or similar mental struggles. The case is no different for me when a close high school friend passed away and there were no real resources in the State of Idaho at that time to turn to.
The Speedy Foundation has helped create that avenue towards awareness, education and conversation with a passionate director and founder to lead the charge.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Suicide affects everyone. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and is an especially high cause of death in young people and the elderly. The Speedy Foundation plays an important role in Idaho and Utah in helping people in crisis and training those who can intervene and counsel them. By educating and empowering community members about suicide prevention, The Speedy Foundation is helping to remove the stigma and silence that surrounds this terrible scourge.