emPOWERing
and inspiring

Deeatra K believes in the universal survivor within each of us.

It is through her infectious ability to connect with diverse audiences that her lived experience, field expertise, and colorful storytelling capture the hearts and minds of all who hear her message.

Take your next event attendees on a journey from pain to purpose, with a renewed enthusiasm for endless possibilities. Deeatra is a powerhouse of knowledge, energy, passion, and creative perspective that will stir the soul and engage mindful change.

Keynotes

Leave a Lasting Impression

Deeatra K will deliver a dynamic, high-energy, keynote program that will transform your audience from observers to doers.

From Workshop to Wellness

Whether your audience will use what they’ve learned for their own growth and personal benefit or take away perspectives and knowledge to help others, Deeatra K’s message applies to self-improvement, the treatment of others, or corporate wellness.

Workshops

Speaking Topics

How is it that each of us start life with the same basic needs, yet in a relatively short period of time, find ourselves with differing perceptions and expectations of the world around us and how we fit into it? Explore the simple truth behind psychological pain and how you can rekindle the spark of hope that resides in each of us.

Topic one

The Gifts of Mental Illness and Second Chances

The topic of mental illness can often be complex and confusing. The National Institute of Mental Health sites, “Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness,” adding up to almost 50,000 Americans. If you’re not of the 20%, it’s almost certain that you know one or more people who are. From situational to chronic classifications, the stigma associated with mental health disorders often stems from misdirected social beliefs. Enter a unique perspective on the topic of mental illness, the influence of internal and external communication, the seven “S’s” contributing to suicide, a simple to understand path from illness to wellness, and how to fully embrace the infinite value of second chances. Both knowledge enhancing and emPOWERing, this message inspires positive action that will impact your live in meaningful and immeasurable ways.

Topic Two

The Upside to Adversity; The Life of a Survivor

Journey through the initial and advanced stages of suicide ideation, the complexity of behaviors, and the internal, instinctive desire for life. This message connects on a very personal level with audiences of every kind, recognizing that we are all survivors of this human experience we call life. Learn why the prevention of suicide has much more to do with how one is emPOWERed toward living than how to keep someone from dying.  Challenge your beliefs on what you  recognize as good and bad coping skills. Consider how you view yourself, the world around you, and where you believe you fit within it. In this keynote address or breakout session, you’ll walk the steps of a true survivor story that will reshape the way you view bad days, the term “crazy”, and the key to uncovering the upside to any adversity, especially in your own life. 

Topic Three

Inside the Suicidal Mind – A Guide to Improved Outcomes

Dive into the mind of a suicidal individual for an up close and personal view of shattered and distorted realities. Designed for emergency medical, psychological, first response, and law enforcement professionals, participants will walk away with a greater understanding of the suicidal mind leading up to and during a life-threatening crisis. Learn why, what you say can be causing more harm than good and how to inspire hope among the most defiant and broken. Discover what is missing from within the traditional suicide prevention process and how you can take the first step toward easing and healing their felt suffering (psychological pain). This step-by-step journey through the mental transition of suicide ideation, attempt, survival, and recovery, is shared as only a survivor can convey, leaving you with real-world skills and tools to reduce personal strain on you and your team while improving patient outcomes.

Topic Four

Healthy Team. Healthy Business.

Creating a healthy, profitable business begins with the team it employs and the level of connectedness they have with one another and your company overall. As a keynote message, 1-2 hour workshop,  or half/full day event, you’ll lay the foundation for building a “Culture by Inclusion” and  “Whole Wellness” initiative throughout your team/company. This keynote or workshop message blends the best insights and activities for understanding what your employees’ value most and how to align their values with your mission. Learn how to influence their vested interest in the company, ensuring greater retention, productivity, and profitability. Achieving “Wellness in the Workplace” is much more than a measure of physical health. It is a combination of seven parts; psychological wellness being the greatest of all. Learn how to motivate through emPOWERment and achieve your (and your teams) greatest potential.

Topic Five

Not You? – Why Successful People Die by Suicide

Reshape everything you thought you knew about the topic nobody wants to talk about – suicide. Expand your understanding of what suicide is and isn’t. Then explore the complexities of the human brain and social influences of common belief systems. Learn how to identify a shift in perceptions, interests, and behaviors among those in positions of power, leadership, and influence, and how the terms “success” and “suicide” are more closely linked than you might think. Suicide doesn’t discriminate and what you learn in this keynote/workshop presentation may just save a life; it could be your own.

Topic SIX

QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer.) Certification +++

 Are you prepared and confident in your readiness to help someone you know or encounter, experiencing suicidal thoughts? Like CPR (for life-threatening crisis of the heart), QPR (for crisis of the brain) provides an evidence-based process to save a life from suicide. This two-hour course dives deep into the specific influences associated with suicide ideation and recognizable changes in behavior, with a three-step process to begin the journey toward hope and healing. You’ll receive all of the QPR Institute literature and training PLUS so much more. Deeatra K will draw you in with humor, aha moments, personal examples, spoken/body language to earn trust, unique questions to quickly determine the degree of suicidal risk, and live demonstrations of how to give the gifts of emPOWERment and “personal choice” all the way through an effective referral.

Deeatra was real, honest, and opened her heart

Deeatra was real, honest, and opened her heart, allowing others to feel safe, connected, and empowered. The greatest part about having Deeatra as our keynote speaker was that you didn’t want her to stop. It was like talking to a friend or your dearest sister; that’s how lovely she is.”

Aaron Rasch

State Coordinator,
Independent Living Resources