January 2022 News!

Happy New Year.

Thank you for following us into 2022. Your support helps us stay grounded in our efforts and our focus strong. We know mental health awareness and suicide prevention are topics that are heavy, emotional, and at times uncomfortable. Your willingness to share what we’re doing ensures we’re able to reach even more people with the hopes of keeping Jackson’s legacy shining bright.

Before we launch into a new year of advocacy and awareness, we want to take the briefest pause to highlight all we were able to accomplish in 2021—together. Thank you for the important role you play in our efforts and outreach.

We look forward to what we’ll accomplish in the future!

All the best,

Reyne & Scott Roeder

A Year in Review: Our Events

Our team was busy last year attending and supporting as many events as we could in order to lend our support and fortify efforts to spread our message. Here are the events Jackson Roeder Memorial Fund was part of.

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Saturday, November 20

Minnesota's Give to the Max
Thursday, November 18

5th Annual Stand Up To Stigma
Thursday, October 7

Minnesota Veteran Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day Saturday, October 2

Rays of Hope Walk
Saturday, October 2

AFSP Out of the Darkness St. Cloud Walk
Saturday, October 2

Mental Health Recovery: Beginning Where You Are Friday, October 1

Tending for a Cause
Wednesday, September 29

"My Ascension" Documentary Screening Mondays September 20 & 27

NAMI Walks
Saturday, September 25

2021 Evening of Education presented by 2B CONTINUED Wednesday, September 22

MDH—Change the Narrative on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Wednesday, September 15

Light a Candle
Friday, September 10

Run With the Herd 5k
Thursday, August 19

Dylan's Hope Charity Golf Tournament
Friday, August 13

Matt Orth Memorial Golf Tournament
Saturday, August 7

Make It OK
Tuesdays June 8 & 15

The Beautiful Mind Run 5K
Saturday, May 22

Barrick Charity Golf Classic
Saturday, May 15

Mental Health Walk
Saturday, May 15

Let the Sunshine Run/Walk
Saturday, April 24

A Year in Review: Our Financial Impact

In 2021, we donated over $12,000 to the following Central Minnesota organizations whose missions mirror our own:

St. Cloud Hospital—Suicide Prevention Postcards

Mustang Signs & Graphics—Suicide Prevention Banners

Lisa Bershock/CentraCare—Suicide Prevention Bereavement Journals

Diocese of St. Cloud—Book Purchases, “Responding to Suicide: A Pastoral Handbook for Catholic Leaders”

Municipal Athletic Complex, St. Cloud—Suicide Prevention Advertising

The Heart & Mind Connection—Suicide Prevention Event Sponsorship

iDigital Outdoors—Billboard for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The Heart & Mind Connection—Youth Mental Health First Aid Course Sponsorship


Resources & Can't-Miss:

Practicing Mental Wellness
Blog from Discovery highlighting January as Mental Wellness Month. Now is the perfect time to check in with ourselves and our loved ones to see how we are holding up emotionally and mentally.

The State of Mental Health in America, 2022
Report from Mental Health America (MHA), an organization committed to the advocacy for prevention, early identification, intervention, integrated services, care, and treatment options.

Bounce Back Project
Program from CentraCare with a single purpose—to impact the lives of individuals, communities, and organizations by promoting health through happiness. Free training for mental health professionals, groups and coalitions, teaching staff, counselors, medical care professionals, and community members is January 20th, 2022.

Hope for Recovery in Mental Illness
Online event for families on co-occurring disorders. It covers treatments, crisis management, suicide prevention, the mental health system, local resources, and practical strategies for advocacy. Saturday, January 22 from 9am-12pm. Registration is free.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 or text “MN” to 741-741

Continue to stay up-to-date by following the Jackson Roeder Memorial Fund Facebook page where we will share information and events with the community on mental health and suicide prevention.