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Jess Stohlmann-Rainey is a researcher, trainer, and advocate serving as the Director of Program Development at Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners. She has focused her career on creating pathways to intersectional, justice-based, emotional support for marginalized communities. Her specialties include designing and scaling sustainable programs, upstream approaches to prevention work, and empowering leaders to create positive change in the places we live, work, and learn. Jess has presented and trained nationally and internationally about suicide and violence prevention, diversity, gender, and leadership. Jess's work has been published/featured in Mad in America, the RMIRECC's Short Takes on Suicide Prevention, No Restraints with Rudy Caseras, Postvention in Action: The International Handbook of Suicide Bereavement, and The Suicide Prevention Resource Center. Jess centers her lived expertise as an ex-patient and suicide attempt and loss survivor in her work. She lives in Denver, CO with her partner (Jon) and a 16 year old chiweenie (Marty), and has a taxidermied two-headed duckling (Phil & Lil) for an office mate.
"In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction."
mental health | suicide | social justice | program and curriculum development | implementation | bringing projects to scale| evaluation | project management | grant writing
lived experience | mental health | suicide | social justice | peer support
speaking & training
suicide | mental health | peer support | social justice | leadership