Radford University is hosting a seminar that will be focusing on topics such as depression, suicide, substance abuse and the physical and mental health connection. These are serious topics that not everyone is comfortable talking about, but one man has the courage to stand up and bring awareness to RU students.
Jordan Burnham, one of the “2010 Best of Philly,” is coming on Oct. 15 to the Bondurant Auditorium at 7 p.m. to talk about many sensitive and uncomfortable topics as well as healthier ways to cope with the stresses of life. “Life After the Fall” provides advice that is very valuable to students because life can get hard with all the studying, classes, homework, cleaning, friend time and everything else that is on the to-do list. All of these things combined can create a lot of stress and learning the coping tips that Jordan has for RU students could be very helpful.
Jordan Burnham was honored as one of the “2010 Best of Philly” because of his impeccable speaking skills and his work with mental health. He was also honored with the Humanitarian award in 2012 by the Philadelphia Eagles player Nnamdi Asomugha and the Asomugha Foundation. Sports Illustrated, People Magazine and USA Today are some publications that Jordan has been featured in. He has appeared on local and national broadcast news as well as many other broadcast channels. He has also been featured in three documentaries and his piece “Unbreakable” with ESPN E:60 was nominated for an Emmy and won two gold awards at the New York Festival.
All of the awards he has won, interviews he has done, publications he has been featured in and broadcast channels he has been on combine to create an amazing well-rounded person that is willing to use his hardships in life as an example for others. He has learned so much from his past and it has given him the strength to educate RU students so that when they are faced with an immense amount of stress they will be able to use Jordan Burnham’s coping techniques. These tips could mean the difference between life or death.
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