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Deb is a survivor of suicide loss. She lost her 17 year old son, Jared, to suicide in June 2014. Since that time she has become an advocate for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and founded Jared's Keepers Foundation, Inc, a non-profit suicide awareness and prevention organization reaching the youth community. She has become an active speaker and enjoys her time reaching students in middle schools, high schools, as well as colleges. She also has spoken to community groups, Fire Departments, Police Departments, Ambulance Departments and other organizations on how to safely talk about suicide to those left behind and the community in general.