about still you rise
One person lost is too many.
Still you rise was born out of necessity. While serving as university student affairs administrator and a doctoral researcher, the numbers of suicide ideations, attempts and completions continued to rise with no explanation. The behavior intervention team I served on alerted faculty members of the students involved and the reaction was shocking.
What the team and I noticed was almost universal. The faculty members expressed worry about the student, citing many warning signs they had noticed, but none of them reported the concerning behavior or intervened in any way. As shocking as this was, it pointed to a larger problem. The faculty were not being taught how to intervene.
What was worse was there was no research about the faculty role in intervention. As one of the most influential groups to college students, all the training and intervention efforts and related research were focused on student affairs professionals and student housing.
Still you rise is filling that gap with up to date research, training, and consulting aimed at reducing the rate of suicide and other concerning behaviors among youth in America.
meet the founder
Dr. Rikki Turner
Rikki spent years as a higher education administrator and serving on behavior intervention teams. She wrote her dissertation about faculty's willingness to intervene with suicidal students and has made it her mission to reduce the number of college student suicides.
She is a state and regional award winning speaker and presenter. She is actively involved in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the Association for College Personnel Educators (ACPA), American Association of Suicidology (AAS), and the JED Foundation, among others. She is also engaged in ongoing research to further understand college student suicidal behavior and effective intervention strategies.