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The Shaun Rocco Foundation was formed in 2019 after the loss of my son, Shaun to suicide.
Following Shaun's passing, I wanted to do something to honor him, while also raising awareness to mental health and suicide prevention.
Because of Shaun's love of basketball, family & friends organized what's become an annual basketball tournament and community awareness event.
I also decided to form the Shaun Rocco Foundation, with a goal of helping others suffering in silence, and to support suicide prevention.
Starting the Foundation has helped me with my healing process after losing Shaun by knowing that in some way he and this effort are helping others.
My hope and mission are to build community support and awareness, while empowering others to talk about mental health. It is OK to ask for help. We all must manage our mental health. Noone should ever feel alone. Help and support is available. Let's get connected to one other.
We are a not-for-profit foundation that was created by Shaun’s family and friends. Our mission for the Shaun Rocco Foundation is to bring awareness to mental health in our community through financial support and education. Our vision is for a more loving community that better understands, accepts, and helps individuals suffering with a mental illness.
As a dedicated group of family and friends, we are committed to our mission with passion, energy, enthusiasm, and creativity.
We engage in activities that support community mental health services by raising and donating funds to help support agencies that align with our mission. We also sponsor educational events that promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
Our amazing team of volunteers are committed to help raise awareness of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. We are commented to help people not feel alone. Think you would be a good fit? Get in touch for more information!
The Shaun Rocco Foundation is not a direct service or medical provider. The information contained on this website is not intended to be a substitute for or to be relied upon as, medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. This website is for informational purposes only, and not monitored 24/7. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any health-related questions you may have.
If you are need of immediate assistance, please contact emergency services.
Please Call 911 for Emergency Services
Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Hotline 988
Crisis Text Line- Text HOME to 741741
Veterans Crisis Hotline1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or click here to chat online with a counselor
Erie County Mental Health Mobile Response Teams
For Children- Spectrum Human Services CARES Program716-882-HELP (4357)