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© 2016 iRise Leadership Institute

Kristie Knights

9400 McKnight Road, Suite 202

Pittsburgh, PA  15237

Tel: (412) 837-1892

Fax: (412) 837-1893

Suicide Hotline:

800-273-TALK (8255)

April 2016

iR;se was founded by psychotherapist Kristie Knights. Although she had supported clients in her private practice who had suicidal thoughts, or attempts, and those who had lost a loved one from suicide, it had become an epidemic.


As she read a post on Facebook by a woman who had suffered a head injury, contemplated suicide, and made the choice to live; she realized at that moment the power of healing through sharing a story.


Suicide Prevention

Best Serves:

  • High School,

  • Middle School 

  • Professionals

  • Colleges, Universities

  • Churches


Secondary Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Workforce

Best Serves:

  • Dentists

  • Doctors

  • First Responders

  • Lawyers

  • Other community groups experiencing trauma.


iRise to Lead: Leadership and Creating Positive Change

Best Serves:

  • High School

  • Colleges, Universities

  • Churches

  •  Professional Organizations