Jess Stohlmann-Rainey

Jess Stohlmann-Rainey is Jess (she/her) loves to talk about suicide. She is a mad, fat, queer, feminist, witch, and care worker. She is currently an instructor in the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology and the Director of Program Development at Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners (who provides the statewide crisis and peer lines, RAINN hotline, Colorado Lifeline, and other telephonic and online emotional support services). Jess lives as a white settler on the unceded territory of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (Sioux) people, (so-called Denver, CO). She has focused her career on creating pathways to intersectional, justice-based, emotional support for marginalized communities, and believes mutual aid, disability justice, abolition, and other liberation ideologies are integral to solve the problems that lead to suicide. She has particular interest in talking/thinking/collaborating about epistemology, capitalism, and ethics in the context of suicidology.