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March 3, 2022

NOTE FROM TED: This talk contains a discussion of suicide. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail

Shannon discusses the loss of her cousin, Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, to suicide in 2011. She openly examines mental health struggles and resources available to address them. Shannon Decker is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Speedy Foundation. She began the Foundation after the death of her cousin, Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, who died by suicide in 2011. Speedy was a 3-time Winter Olympian in aerial skiing. Shannon also serves as the Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the State of Nevada. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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