HOPE WITH HELP
Noelle Ruggieri graduated in May 2019 from the University of Nevada, Reno with a BA in Dance and Geography. She is currently attending the University of Denver to obtain a Masters of Social Work with an emphasis in Health, Equity, and Wellness. She is dedicated to creating a diverse, empathetic, and equitable environment by using intersectional feminism as a lens to look at mental health and suicide.
My name is Isabelle Richards. I am in my undergrad at the University of Nevada, Reno and my future plan is to become an emergency veterinarian for small animals. Currently, I work at Southwest Veterinary Hospital as an assistant and I am in the midst of applying to veterinary school. I am very interested with suicide awareness because it has not only affected my community drastically in these past few years, but it also continues to affect the profession I am going into.
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I have a degree in Marketing from the University of Nevada. I have extensive background over the last 30 years working with non-profits and churches and for the last 18 years, I have owned a bookkeeping business that allowed me to work from home and love on young people whom my children brought to my house through our "Open Door Policy." One of those kids, who spent many nights in our home for over the years various reasons, committed suicide in February 2020 and it ripped my heart open. I want to continue to be a part of young people's lives and make a bigger impact in our community.
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My name is Jodi and I am the mom of two AMAZING adult children. I am also a Teacher of the Deaf with the Washoe County School District. Between my two roles as mom and teacher, I often reflect on the daily concerns and struggles of our younger population. I want to believe I am positive influence on the young lives I encounter, but there is always something more I can do.