• hosted by Dr. Tiffany Culver •

Anti-bullying advocate John Halligan addressed the topics of teen suicide, bullying, and depression on Monday, Feb. 18 at the Sul Ross State University-Uvalde Auditorium.  Halligan delivered two unique presentations tailored for student and parent audiences.

In 2003, John and Kelly Halligan’s family was devastated when their 13-year-old son, Ryan, took his own life after years of being bullied online and at school.  Following his son’s death, John Halligan became a tireless advocate for bullying awareness and anti-bullying legislation, spearheading the passage of a law in Ryan’s native Vermont which requires suicide prevention education in public schools.

Halligan has spoken in more than 2,000 schools throughout the U.S., Canada, and South America.  He has also appeared on national television programs including Oprah, PBS Frontline, and Primetime with Diane Sawyer.

More information is available at http://www.ryanpatrickhalligan.org/