Suffer Out Loud has been an idea of Cassie's since she lost her sister to suicide in 2008. She felt very isolated in her grief. In reality, so many people have been effected by mental illness or has lost a loved one to suicide. The issue is no one is talking about it because there is such a strong stigma. She strongly believes that starting this difficult conversation can save lives. Read her story on our blog
Kristina has a strong belief that having a community is essential to people struggling with mental illness. She was raised in Montana and has seen the effect of the stigma associated with mental illness her entire life. She jumped on the opportunity to be involved in Suffer Out Loud because she believes this organization can help to bring people together and end the isolation that so many people are faced with.
Lori Jo Berg
Lori Jo grew up on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Wolf point, MT and her time there helped fuel her passion for helping people - both physically and mentally. Lori Jo is grateful to be a part of the team at Suffer Out Loud and believes that together, a difference can be made. She stands behind their mission to reduce suicide rates in MT and looks forward to the journey. She resides in Bozeman with her husband, Trent, and two children Hazel and Violet.