Rise Wellness, a new center for suicide prevention and mental wellness, recently opened in Reno. According to an April 8 press release, the business offers outpatient services for mental health and suicide prevention, peer support groups and suicide attempt survivor group programs. Therapy treatments include individual, couples, family and group therapy. “Rise was created with the mission to transform the way we talk, think, and work with those who suffer from mental despair and suicidality,” Erin Snell, LCSW, MBA, founder of Rise Wellness, said in a statement. “Too often, people are unable to talk openly about being suicidal because of the fear of being judged or shamed. When people talk, we can save lives.” According to the release, Rise Wellness utilizes peer support services in treatment; these are individuals who have attempted suicide, survived, found healing and now serve as mentors to support others during recovery. The specialists facilitate the Survivor of Suicide Attempt (S.O.S.A.) support group, an eight-week program for adult suicide attempt survivors to heal from their past experiences and garner life-affirming support. “So often, people think that someone who is suicidal has a mental health issue,” Snell stated. “The truth is many individuals with mental illness are not affected by suicidal thoughts and not all people who attempt or take their own life by suicide have a mental illness.” Located at 421 W. Plumb Lane, Ste. B, Rise Wellness works with individuals aged 12 or older for therapy services and 18 or older in the H.O.P.E. group.