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Thank you to our 2023 Executive and Platinum Sponsors

Arkin Family, Garmin, Mikkelson Family Foundation, Dave Paciorek-Raymond James, Legler/Dunn, SASS-MoKan, Jennifer Arkin, Bird Law, Boyer Corporon Wealth Management, Clifford Law - Susan Capra, Hebeisen, Cogan and Power, Comprehensive Mental Health, Consentino, Susan Crandall, Consentinos, Duppert Family, Freedom Bank Foundation, Herrick-Parr Family, Johnson County Mental Health, Jeffrey Kaplan, Keep the Spark Alive, Colleen Libby, Cathy Lincoln, Marrs Family, Mosby Family, Presley & Presley Trial Attorneys, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, Schachtman Law, Shifting Gears for Regan, Greg and Chris Simolke, TKK Law, Bruce and Kelly Thieves, Marcus Thirstrup, Vuong Family, Watko Benefits


Please contact Tina Rockhold for questions.


Without these services, many of our community would feel alone. Thank you for all the work you do to save lives!

BV Well
Child Abuse Prevention Association
Childrens Mercy Health
Comprehensive Mental Health Services
Fore the Kids
Go Further Foundation
Humble Hearts Counseling
Johnson County Mental Health Center
Johnson County NAMI
Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition
Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Missouri Eating Disorders Association
Recovering from Religion
Research Psychiatric Center
Renew Counseling and Anxiety Center
Resolve Counseling and Wellness KC
Seven Days
Signature Psychiatric Hospital
Suicide Awareness Survivor Support
Zero Reasons Why


Please contact Tina Rockhold for questions.

What teens are saying about us?

We asked some local teens about what the donations mean to them? 

“They’re important because there are tons of my peers that are going through a variety of different mental health problems, and I feel like Speak Up has the resources to help out these teens that are in need. It matters because suicide has continued to kill people in the community around me, and I want to make sure it is never one of my friends.”

Josh - BV teen

“I think it gives the sense of hope and the feeling that people everywhere are out there that can help in any way This matters because it gives teens like me the feeling that we are not alone”

Kade - BV student


Funds raised will support a teen mental health program including speakers and training in the Kansas and Missouri area.

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About the Founders

Speak Up a 501(c)3 was created and formed by three families that suffered a devastating loss due to mental illness ending in suicide. We are united in breaking the silence and reducing stigma surrounding all mental illness and suicide. Our hope is that Speak Up will provide education and awareness in our community bridging the gaps between community, schools and parents.

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Sources of Strength-Program offered by Speak Up

Community Outreach Events

With funds raised last year, Speak Up will be helping over 10,000 kids this coming school year. Find out how to bring Speak Up to your school. It is our goal to supplement and expand upon your efforts where needed, assist with coordination and help to ensure their highest quality. We will work with each individual school to meet its needs.

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Jason Arkin: The Story of Speak Up