A Call to Life

Michael’s presentation is a conversation with college students, administrators, teachers and counselors regarding the pervasive and increasing incidence of suicide on our college campuses today – now the second leading cause of death.  He leads this discussion through the prism of the devastating loss of Michael Keller Zibilich, who died from suicide as a second semester freshman while attending Louisiana State University.  His story powerfully illustrates that suicide can affect almost anyone under the awful confluence of stress, acute anxiety, and depression. Most importantly, it displays how knowledge, awareness and decisive action can help save lives. Michael places emphasis on suicidal triggers, warning signs, and the importance of understanding distinct behavioral changes in ourselves and others. He focuses on the importance of supportive relationships and how those relationships can help save lives.