Rebirth of the Phoenix: A Suicide Prevention Speaking Experience

Across the board, individuals are facing mental health issues at higher rates than ever before. Traditional mental health resources more than often lack a culturally-competent and engaging perspective which causes students to tune out on valuable information. Tarrin recognized this issue and in response, utilizes his experience of living with mental illness to fill that much-needed void.

Tarrin employs a unique approach that allows the audience to be present during his darkest hour when he was considering suicide but found the sign that his life was not meant to end. Tarrins goal is to use his impactful and inspiring story of how he went from feeling hopeless to hopeful in efforts to EDUCATE others and to END the stigma associated with mental health. The Rebirth of the Phoenix speaking experience keeps the audience engaged and leaves them with a wealth of valuable information.

Attendees Will Learn:

-The benefit of having positive coping skills.
-The impact that stress can have on the body and brain.
-Information on culturally-competent mental health resources.
-What living with a mental illness is like.

About This Speaker:

Tarrin is a tried and true student affairs professional that has been working in the higher education field for nine years. Tarrin originally created the Real Talk Session Series to address the issues that students and staff of color face at a private higher education institution in New Jersey.

Education and Experience:

Tarrin holds a Masters degree in Higher Education Administration from Morgan State University (Baltimore, Maryland), a Masters degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck, New Jersey), and a Bachelors degree in Communication with a minor in Sociology from William Paterson University (Wayne, New Jersey). He aspires to obtain his Doctorate degree in Education in the near future. Tarrin sits on the advisory board for the NJ National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) African-American support group, AACT-NOW and is a certified NAMI NJ In Own Own Voices (IOOV) presenter.

Speaker Topic:
Financial Wellness
Mental Health
Celebrity or Keynote
Working From Home
Humorous, Funny
Building Awareness For:
Heart Health (February)
Black History (February)
Women's History (February)
Financial Literacy (April)
National Volunteer (April)
Brain Tumor Awareness (May)
Mental Health Awareness (May)
National Stroke Awareness (May)
Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness (June)
Workplace Safety (June)
Sarcoma Awareness (July)
National Yoga (September)
Hispanic Heritage Month (September)
Breast Cancer Awareness (October)
National Arts & Humanities (October)
National Disability Employment Awareness (October)
Movember - Men's Health (November)
LGBTQ/Pride (June)
Other Critera:
Available as Webinar
Recording is OK
Available as In-Person Event
Available Nationwide
Willing to Travel
Offered in Spanish
Offered in other languages
For Call Centers
Especially for Men
Especially for Women
HRA/VEBA eligible
For 3rd Shift
For Retreats
Duration of event (in hour increments): 60 minutes
Equipment buyer needs to provide: TBD
Equipment provided by vendor: TBD
Post event tools included: TBD
Includes pre-event consultation: If desired