Suicide Prevention Presentation by Ron Pappalard
In 2003, after his 17-year-old son Joshua committed suicide, Ron began working in the field of suicide prevention. He wrote and published a book, Reconciled by the Light, that recounts his experience and the lessons he learned regarding healing from grief, overcoming depression, and the power of forgiveness.
Ron’s work has brought him to countries as diverse as Japan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Ukraine, Great Britain, and Honduras. Ron has been a guest on several TV and radio programs and is a writer whose articles have appeared in various newspapers.
In recent years, Ron has focused on the issue of suicide prevention, anti-bullying, and mental health. He has been speaking on this topic on college campuses throughout the nation.