Jack Duncan Rhodes Foundation

Jack's Foundation strives to raise awareness around mental health care and teen suicide and remove the barriers to get the help you want.

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Invite Douglas Rhodes to speak at your event at no cost to your organization. Douglas also speaks at events to further spread the message of mental health awareness and the stigma around asking for help.

Teen Empowerment

There is so much every child can achieve if given the maximum support that they need. We aim at empowering teens with crafts and tools to help them be successful. With this, our goal of implanting an independent mindset in the children can be achieved.

Career Development

Just as there are millions of career choices, every child is born with natural gifts and outstanding talents. But it can be difficult for these talents to unveil in their lives if not nurtured in the right atmosphere. We help these individual to discover themselves and build a career out of their gifts.

Family Engagement

Statistics have proven that a greater percentage of suicide cases started in their homes. We strive to eliminate the stigma around mental health issues. To encourage families to seek help for the family members that are suffering from depression or anxiety. We want to send the message that there is no shame in seeking help for mental health issues. The Jack Duncan Rhodes Foundation aims at sensitizing families that mental health counseling is a good thing when needed.

Our Mission

 The Jack Duncan Rhodes Foundation strives to raise awareness around mental health issues and teen suicide and remove the barriers to get the help you want. 

Through our fund raising activities we support a variety of organizations and individuals.  We donate to other non profit organizations that provide free counseling services.  We award scholarships to students pursuing a degree in the mental health field.  We award scholarships to individuals that want to enter a mental health and/or addiction rehabilitation center that do not have the insurance or the funds to pay for it.  We pay for private counseling services for individuals who want help but do not have insurance or the funds to pay for it.   Being a non-profit foundation, we depend on funds and resources from the public to support our endeavor. There is so much more we aim at achieving, and with your help we can continue to provide services and promote awareness around mental health issues. Please considering making a donation today.

Mental Health & Statistics

On a global scale, one in every 10-19-year-olds suffers mental health issues at this stage, where anxiety depression and suicide lead the way among the causes of disabilities at adolescent age. Suicide stands as the fourth global cause of death among teenagers 15-19 years old. Neglecting mental health issues at an earlier age can disrupt the adulthood of the child.

Teenage years remain a sensitive period of one’s life, where any social, mental, or emotional habit acquired can drag through the rest of one’s life. These habits may include interpersonal relationships with people, solving problems, social buoyancy, and the likes. Teenagers can only scale through these hurdles if groomed in an atmosphere where there can thrive to the best of themselves. And that is what Jack Duncan Rhodes Foundation aims at achieving.

Jack Duncan Rhodes Scholarship

Jack Duncan Rhodes Scholarship was established in memory of Jack who lived in Amarillo all of his life and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Jack enjoyed so many things in life, especially playing his guitars and spending time with family and friends. The recipient must be an undergraduate full-time junior or senior psychology or social work major. Will consider graduate students majoring in psychology, social work, school counseling, or licensed professional counselor with preference to full-time enrollment. Also, the recipient must volunteer at Family Support Services or a similar non-profit organization Click Here.

Anxiety & Depression

As statistically proven by the National Institute of Mental Health, about 3.2 million people aged 12–17 years had at least one major episode of depression in 2017. And this could be traced down to genetic factors, traumas like sexual abuse and violence at a tender age, or an awkward environment that makes them think little of themselves. These factors have a high tendency of erupting mental-related issues and suicidal thoughts in the mind of teenagers. Jack Duncan Rhodes Foundation came with the mindset of breaking that barricade by supporting these teens and giving them a world of their own.


of college students experience significant mental health issues


of teens with depression can be successfully treated if they seek the right help

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death
among 15-24 year olds

Over 70% of people who attempted suicide have an anxiety disorder

Our Impact

Through generous donations from you, The Foundation supports many nonprofit counseling organizations, awards scholarships to individuals seeking a degree in the mental health field, awards scholarships for individuals that want to go into treatment centers but do not have the funds to cover the expense and we also cover the cost for one on one counseling services.  Currently, our request for help exceeds our funds, we are asking for your help.  Please consider a donation.

Organizations We Support