I witnessed a suicide | Joseph Keogh | TEDxPSUBehrend

Joseph Keogh gave this talk as a nineteen-year-old freshman at Penn State Behrend. He is from Stafford, Virginia where he graduated in 2016 from Mountain View High School. For his talk, Joseph tells the story of how he witnessed the shotgun suicide of one his classmates. This experience was traumatic and life altering. His story however will not be focused on the pain or hardships this moment had on his life, but rather the good that has come out of it. Joseph hopes to share his moment in time with the world in order to raise awareness about the reality of mentally based hindrances, and spread the word about EMDR therapy. As well as help the world look at themselves deeply and evaluate what they hold dear.

Joseph Keogh is a nineteen year old freshmen at Penn State Behrend. He is from Stafford Virginia where he lives with his family of five. Joseph graduated in 2016 from Mountain View High School. For his Ted Talk, Joseph will be telling the story of how he witnessed a shotgun suicide of one his classmates. This experience was obviously very traumatic and life altering. His story however will not be focused on the pain or hardships this moment had on his life, but rather the good that has come out of it. Joseph hopes to share his moment in time with the world in order to raise awareness about the reality of mentally based hindrances, as well as help the world look at themselves deeply and evaluate what they hold dear.

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