Episode 17: Suicide Prevention with Brittni Darras

September 5, 2017

All In with Pauline Hawkins

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Brittni is an English teacher at Rampart High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The personalized cards she wrote to her 130 students following a student’s suicide attempt received worldwide attention and earned her the AspenPointe Hero of Mental Health Award and the Mayor’s Young Leader Award in the category of Innovation in Education. She continues to be an advocate for suicide prevention and mental health awareness. She recently presented a TEDx Talk in Denver about her teaching experiences, concentrating on the difficult topic of suicide. Brittni talks about her journey, teaching, and the need for compassion and encouragement in all of our relationships.
Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of her life: 1st song: “Today My Life Begins” by Bruno Mars; 2nd song: “I’m Not Afraid” by Eminem; and 3rd song: “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey.

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