In part with the mission to persevere, graduating and finishing your academic obligation is key while creating a path to success.
During his high school years, Ryan was told he would never graduate college. Now, as a two time college graduate, he shares how he overcame the odds and has built a legacy far reaching the days on the basketball court.
How to succeed after a failure!
Defying the odds!
Make it work!
As former board member of the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention Montana Chapter and longtime Suicide Prevention Specialist in Montana, Ryan enlightens his assemblage using a combination of personal and professional experiences, sharing his story to the audience of how he overcame suicidal ideation and also how he helped individuals that were suicidal get back on track and start living their lives again.
With a combination of 30 years professional experience working in mentoring, coaching and the mental health field, Ryan touches on major components of depression and anxiety and how they both can completely redirect someone's thought process if not treated appropriately. He speaks to the audience about his personal dealings with both.
Gaining understanding on the importance of how to help yourself feel better, Ryan explains his desire to work through his challenges and stressors by taking simple steps to better himself. These steps include, choosing activities such as exercise, reading uplifting books as well as other actions that generate a positive attitude.
Using insightful lessons learned, Ryan speaks with the attendees about his personal experiences with communicating and working through overwhelming emotions and fears. He addresses the importance of speaking directly about issues surrounding the health of himself and others, and how he learned to share his feelings throughout the process. This part of the presentation helps the audience, no matter what age group, understand that effective communication tools can have countless impacts on a person’s overall well-being.
Hall of Fame Basketball Coach
Dr. Elfie Neber,
Montana State University
Great Falls College
Frank Brattin Middle School
Ashley Garret, MS
Licensed Professional Counselor
Florence-Carlton School District