This month, the Tahoe Truckee Suicide Prevention Coalition moved to its next home with The Speedy Foundation.
The Coalition has been housed in a handful of organizations in the area since it was founded in 2013, including the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, Tahoe Forest Hospital, and most recently Sierra Community House. Suicide prevention work requires community support and we have had many amazing community members step up to the table and lead suicide prevention work in our community. Thank you to everyone who has been involved.
The Speedy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization named after 3-time Olympian, Jeret "Speedy" Peterson of Boise, ID and Park City, UT, who was lost to suicide in 2011. Speedy was a champion for mental health, sharing his own struggles openly in a time before it was socially acceptable to do. Executive Director, Shannon Decker resides in Truckee and has been active with the TTSPC since it was established in 2013. She worked at the TTSPC coordinator from 2020-2021 at Sierra Community House and is excited to continue this work under The Speedy Foundation's operations.