Rachelle Ketron obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services from Northern Kentucky University. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University. Improving the quality of mental health has always been a deep passion for her. As the supervisor of the Wraparound Program at a local Community Mental Health Center. Her next level of improved mental health care lies in building person centered, strength-based treatment for severe emotionally disturbed youth. Structured to go beyond the facets of clinical driven work, Wraparound embraces community and natural support systems on its teams. Rachelle is always willing to share and promote this model at any given opportunity.
Beyond her career and looking at her community, Rachelle is a member of the county’s Youth Service Center, member of NAMI, and sits on the Family Advisory Committee for research studies facilitated by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and University of Cincinnati. She created two nonprofit organizations last year following the passing of her daughter to a long battle with depression and anxiety. Doit4Meryl focuses on suicide awareness and education. Families with Pride was born out of the need to create an inclusive environment and community for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies. The creation of these groups and her journey with Light After Loss is her way of bringing purpose and goodness from tragedy. Ultimately Rachelle hopes to be a light and teach others to be points of light to anyone who is experiencing times of struggle or uncertainty.