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Lion Speaking Agency
Purple Heart Day 2023
August 7th is Purple Heart Day. In this video, I talk about the history of the Purple Heart and share the story of how I earned my Purple Heart. About Me: My Website: www.dkendrickjr.com My Book Cavalry on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cavalry-Soldiers-David-Kendrick-Jr/dp/B08XY43PRS Twitter: https://twitter.com/dkendrickjr LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-kendrick-jr-ab6921241/
Speech For SourceAmerica: April 2nd 2023
This is a speech that I gave in Washington, DC to a crowd of Air Force Contracting specialists. SourceAmerica is a U.S. nonprofit agency, located in Vienna, Virginia, that creates employment opportunities for people with disabilities through its national network of affiliated nonprofit agencies. 0:00 :39 - Introduction, Life before the military 3:38 - Joining the Army 5:10 - Private David Kendrick 6:06 - Going to Iraq 9:08 - My Injury 14:12 - Struggling After Injury 16:02 - Returning Home 19:43 - Getting Help After Returning Home 20:43 - Being Introduced to SourceAmerica 24:40 - Gaining Civilian Skills 26:10 - Who I am Now 30:50 - Q&A & Interacting With Crowd After Speech More About Me: Website: www.dkendrickjr.com My Book Cavalry: https://www.amazon.com/Cavalry-Soldiers-David-Kendrick-Jr/dp/B08XY43PRS
It's all in the introduction!
As a speaker, your introduction is very important. It grabs people's attention right away and tells the audience why they should be paying attention to you and not their phone. This is an introduction for a #mentalhealth event for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).
My presentation from NamiCon titled "Symptoms of PTSD"
This is a #mentalhealth presentation at NamiCon, the annual conference for NAMI - The National Association on Mental Illness. In this presentation, I describe some of the #ptsd symptoms that veterans face. 0:00 - Intro 1:45 - What is PTSD 6:11 - Stressors that veterans face 8:53 - My personal PTSD symptom 13:55 - Alcohol and PTSD 16:35 - When PTSD becomes violent 19:55 - Nightmares 23:35 - Veteran in Atlanta involved in a mass shooting 25:03 - Supporting the veteran 29:00 - Questions Nami: https://www.nami.org/Home About Me: Website: www.dkendrickjr.com My Book Cavalry: https://www.amazon.com/Cavalry-Soldiers-David-Kendrick-Jr/dp/B08XY43PRS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dkendrickjr87/
A veteran, his mental health, a mass shooting, and the city of Atlanta
This week in Atlanta a mentally ill veteran shot and killed someone while injuring multiple others. This is a mass shooting in Atlanta that hits home to me. In this video, I talk about how the Department of Veteran Affairs failed this young man, my role as a mental health advocate in Atlanta, and how the mental health of our veterans is so important. This month is mental health awareness month. Please find your local NAMI affiliate if you, a loved one, or a friend needs support. #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #morethanenough Mental Health Resources: Nami: www.nami.org Nami Georgia: https://namiga.org Nami Homefront (For caregivers and/or family members of veterans: https://www.nami.org/support-education/mental-health-education/NAMI-Homefront
Working with Morehouse School of Medicine
Here I briefly describe what NAMI is, and show what information is handed out during a community event. I am attending an event hosted by Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga. This is a video for my "Mental Health Atlanta" photo album on my Facebook page. Mental Health Resources/Links: NAMI: https://nami.org/Home Morehouse School of Medicine: https://www.msm.edu/ Americorps: https://americorps.gov/ Lion Speaking Agency: https://www.dkendrickjr.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Dkendrickjr87 https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-kendrick-jr-ab6921241/
David Kendrick - Telling My Story To Law Enforcement
This is a presentation given on 12/7/2022 to Gwinnett County's Sherriff's Department. This is a "Telling your story to law enforcement" presentation, in combination with a "CIT" (Combat Intervention Training) program by the Gwinnett County Sherriff's Department. During this speech I tell my story about PTSD, what led met to get arrested twice and take a couple of questions from the audience. More about me: www.dkendrickjr.com My Book "Cavalry on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cavalry-Soldiers-David-Kendrick-Jr/dp/B08XY43PRS
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