The Speedy Foundation, INC.

A nonprofit organization

$11,495 raised by 60 donors

100% complete

$7,000 Goal

Let's put mental health on par with physical health! 

We are suicide prevention advocates by way of conversation and education. We believe: 

  • Suicide can be prevented by advocating for those who struggle with mental illness as well as families and friends of those who struggle. 
  • Suicide can be prevented by promoting conversations to end the stigma surrounding mental illness.
  • Suicide can be prevented by providing mental health education.

Learn to Save a Life! 

Mission

Our mission is to prevent suicide, support mental health education, and promote conversations to end stigma. 

Background

A three-time Olympian, Jeret “Speedy” Peterson grew up in Boise, ID, skiing at nearby Bogus Basin, later moving to Park City, to train with the U.S. Ski Team. As an athlete, he was successful at the highest level of his sport, winning an Olympic silver medal at Vancouver in 2010 and capturing the hearts of fans worldwide with his trademark quintuple twisting triple flip, “The Hurricane.”

While a loving, caring outgoing young man, Jeret also battled with his mental health and struggled with substance abuse; he took his own life in July, 2011 at the age of 29. In the Fall of 2011, in the spirit of Jeret’s own passion of giving to others, The Speedy Foundation was developed by his family and friends.

Our Work

Funds raised are used to advocate for mental health education and hold conversations to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues. The Speedy Foundation also offers Mental Health First Aid, QPR, and safeTALK trainings in the Mountain State West. Click here to access one of our three complementary e-learning trainings. 

THANK YOU for your generous support!

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

The Speedy Foundation, INC.

Tax id (EIN)

45-2875954

Address

800 W Main Street #1460
Boise, ID 83702

Phone

2084718904

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