A Father’s Initiative, 988 Suicide Lifeline Banners Across Central Minnesota Schools and Community Spaces

Listen to the interview.

Kelly Corde WJON Interview on 988 with Scott Roeder

Listen to the interview.

St. Cloud Couple is “Stomping the Stigma” of Mental Health and Suicide

After their son Jackson’s death, St. Cloud couple is ‘stomping the stigma’ of suicide and mental health by speaking out and encouraging others to do the same.

Read the full article by The Central Minnesota Catholic.

Strange Catholics Podcast

The Strange Catholics Podcast features three men of faith sharing their lives and views on many topics. May is mental health awareness month and they interview Scott and Reyne to talk about their story.

Listen to the podcast on

Clergy Day: Mental Health Ministry and Responding to Suicide

Jackson’s story and struggle to navigate through mental health services and opportunities within Minnesota.

Watch the video on YouTube.

The Wind

Our Jackson was a talented, passionate young man who also faced challenges.

Jackson created his website in December of 2016 to build a portfolio of his talents in preparation for graduating and entering the workforce. We added to this site to share his story. In addition, you will see many of his talents: his drawings, paintings and architecture models & projects.

Read the full article on The Beautiful Mind Project.

Break the Stigma

Breaking stigma is important because it is a form of suicide prevention. Mental illness is treatable and recovery is possible. Often, people will speak with a friend, family member or faith leader before they will talk to a mental health professional. By educating yourself about mental health and suicide prevention and taking steps to combat stigma, you will be able to support someone in your life in the recovery process and facilitate him/her seeking professional help. connect with support So, what can we do to combat stigma?

Read the full article on the CentraCare Blog.

Let the Sun Shine Run Featured Family

Each year Let the Sun Shine Run highlights 2-3 loved ones and gives the families an outlet to share some stories, pictures and special memories. In 2019, Let the Sun Shine Run featured the Jackson Roeder family. It is important to them that this event honors all of our wonderful children who were taken from us too soon and also honors those who are dealing with mental health issues and are brave enough to share their story.

Visit Let the Sun Shine Run for the full article.

Creating change out of tragedy: Son's death inspires funding for suicide prevention

Scott and Reyne Roeder never expected to be nurturing their son's legacy. Their kind, passionate and creative son Jackson could do that for himself. But on February 17, 2017, Jackson Roeder died by suicide, just weeks after his 25th birthday. For the family, it was the expected unexpected. Jackson had been dealing with mental health issues since middle school and the inevitable ups and downs that come with them.

Visit the St. Cloud Times for the full article.

CentraCare Health Foundation's Featured Fund

CentraCare Health Foundation exists to improve health and health care.The Jackson Memorial Fund is CentraCare Health Foundation's Featured Fund.

Visit the CentraCare Foundation for more information