|Our Roster of Suicide Prevention Speakers:|
Suicide Prevention advocate and author of the forthcoming memoir, Cracked but Not Broken, has reached international audiences with his message of hope and recovery. Kevin's story begins where it might have ended: with his attempt to end his life by jumping from the Golden Gate bridge when he was 19 years old. Miraculously, Kevin survived and has become a leading advocate of mental health and a voice for suicide prevention.
|Dr. Charles Hoge
Charles Hoge is a nationally-known expert on PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury) and other physiological reactions to war. His articles in The New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of the American Medical Association are the most frequently cited medical articles about the impact of the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hoge is known for his thought-provoking insights about combat survival skills in the war or at home.
|Dr. Dan Reidenberg
Dr. Dan Reidenberg is the Executive Director of SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education), a national non-profit agency working to prevent suicide and help suicide survivors and those suffering with brain illnesses. He is also the Managing Director of the National Council for Suicide Prevention and serves on the Steering Committees for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
|Allan O'Keefe is a law enforcement officer with over ten years of active experience. He has been promoted to the rank of Detective and currently serves as President of the Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators (FAHN). Det. O'Keefe was selected as a member of the Sheriff's Office Crisis Negotiations Team where he has responded to numerous volatile barricaded suicides, suspect and hostage situations requiring his negotiation skills.