Alyssa Relyea

Teacher, Public Speaker, and Writer in the United States

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Alyssa Relyea, MA has been a passionate advocate for suicide prevention since 1997, when she lost her twin brother, Andrew, to suicide. Working with a nationally-recognized suicide prevention organization and hearing the stories of struggle and loss strengthened her dedication to the cause. She now writes for outlets including The Huffington Post and speaks frequently about suicide prevention and mental health for audiences ranging from students to suicide prevention volunteers. A teacher by training, she is interested in the future of education, and in the power of compassion in changing our world.

  • Education
    • Northeastern Illinois University
    • University of New Orleans