Grief is painful and heavy. But it can also inspire you to go in a direction you would have never gone and inspire a new sense of passion. To honor Charles’ memory, I will no longer be silent about suicide. Silence kills.
I have submitted this video in my application for a TedXRVA talk. If you want to help, please nominate. Description is below.
Thank you Melanie Murray for suggesting this title: Suicide, the silent serial killer
Short description of the topic would be:
Suicide. The silent serial killer
Title: Co-Owner, Impression Marketing. Board member, Beacon Tree Foundation. VP Sponsorship AMA Richmond (American Marketing Association)
Description: Suicide is a subject that needs to be discussed. Depression needs to be discussed. If we don’t, we’ll suffer more deaths by suicide. It is the #1 leading cause of death for college students in the US and suicide rates have tripled since 1950 with a big increase in ages 15-25. We need to break the tradition of silence so we can save lives and save families the agony of a loss to suicide. It’s time we honor those who have died by suicide instead of carrying their memories around with shame. It’s time to start a conversation and not sweep this important topic under the rug because our silence is killing people. In memory of a talented artist, Charles Aubrey Rogers.