Changing the landscape of prevention and wellness through emPOWERment

More than just a feel good message, when you welcome Deeatra, you and your guests will engage in a truly transformative experience. Explore the simple truth behind the suicidal or mentally pained mind and learn how you can rekindle the spark of hope that resides in each of us. Embark on a journey of colorful story telling, fact discovery, and new perspectives founded in vulnerable connection, lived experience, scientific research, industry best practices, and actionable change.

“Deeatra has the unique gift of connection. Her impact is seen with every audience. She takes a subject that many struggle to articulate and makes it a comfortable discussion. She wants her audience to be educated and informed. She is an amazing speaker and educator.”

~ Caitlin Walter, Productions Manager, EPIC

KNOWLEDGE IS emPOWERment

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Deeatra's presentation is life

"When I got deeply honest with myself and stopped judging the world around me while fighting for my place within it, I found the courage to get curious and everything changed." - Deeatra K

Like everyone, Deeatra is a survivor. We all have a story; hers is filled with an endless cycle of trauma and triumph. She uses her lived experience and skills as an infectious and colorful story teller to capture the attention of her audience, taking them on a journey from pain to purpose and possibilities. She is a powerhouse of knowledge, energy, passion, and creative perspective.

BEYOND THE STAGE OR BOARD ROOM, I AM A...

Wife (i’m an over achiever – 3rd times a charm)
Non-traditional Mom (2 sons, 1 step-son, 1 bonus-daughter)
Proud Nana (1 “perfect” granddaughter)
Pom Pom Mom (seven-pound Pomeranian)
Problem Solver (trial and error style mostly – celebrating the victories AND failures)
Colorful Storyteller (constructing resume tools for professionals – yup, I do that too!)
Creative Chef (no recipes means I can’t make anything the same twice – it’s always a surprise)
Gardener (outside plants only, please – inside plants don’t stand a chance)
Entertainer (dinner parties only – you don’t want me to sing or dance)
Hobby painter (for fun, not display)

“To truly change the landscape and improve short- and long-term outcomes for those affected by mental illness and suicide ideation, we must be courageous enough to disrupt the current model of treatment.​”– Deeatra K

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS - from a to z

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