This September, on World Suicide Prevention Day, I will speak to a crowd of 300-ish people at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne University….wait a minute, I’m going to do what?!
That’s what I said. I am going to share my story, and Evan’s story, at a campus event to bring awareness to suicide prevention. I received this invitation from a faculty member (shout out to Dean Norman!) who read my article on CNN. But public speaking is scary, right?!
Indeed it is. I’m equal parts nervous and excited, but this is a great opportunity to talk about how we can all do better to help the people we care about.
I’ll be busy prepping and practicing, so wish me luck!