Suicide Prevention Speech

The above is a link to the story about my speech to over 1.200 Soldiers and Civilians in the Wiesbaden Germany Military Community.  It was a difficult decision to speak.  I had the blessing of my wife and the help of so many to get ready.

Jill Nunnery and Suzanne Dayton thank you so very much!  I spoke about my families story for 30 minutes.  When I walked out of the Audtitorium I quickly left the building to get some air and attempt to compose myself.  A few minutes later I was found and asked to please come back inside.

I walked back in and was overwhelmed as the entire crowd was on their feet and applauding.  This continued for over 5 minutes.  I was speechless and overcome.  My Ciarra was with me that day and everyday!  Thank you all!!!


About Dusty

I am the father of Ciarra Joi "CJ" Rhodes. I am the man blessed to have 13 and a half years with my beautiful daughter. I am also the survivor of her teenage suicide. I miss her every minute of every day! I hope this site will keep her memory alive and maybe help others.

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