Welcome to my site! Motivational speaker talking about PTSD and Suicide.

 "Life promotion" is the best suicide prevention.

My Story

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My story began on 9-11-01 and like many American’s 9-11 forever changed our lives but for me being there my path took a very dark turn that over time led to me trying to commit suicide over the guilt of not finding anyone alive after the attack.  As a member of the military getting help or going to counseling was not an option as it would certain mean the end of your career so I thought.  After my attempt, I realized I needed support. I was diagnosed with PTSD, received treatment and I now believe that counseling has made me a stronger man and a stronger Soldier. Since then, I share my story as a suicide survivor in an attempt to inform service members and family members that everyone goes through dark times in their lives wether you are on the battlefield or just driving to work and witness a car accident there are things sometimes you cannot handle and it is ok to ask for help.  I educate people on the importance of family, friends and of the many programs available to help them in their mental health struggles and motivate them to take advantage and control of their life again.  After 31 years in the service and still serving I have seen about it all.  I will always fight to continue to reduce the “stigma” with getting help an issue we see not only in the military but all across our society as a whole.


Telling my "Story of Hope" to soldiers.

Speaking to Soldier's

Speaking with soldiers about asking for help did not hurt my military career it actually made my career better.  Telling my story hopefully helps remove the "stigma" about seeking help when you need it.  I tell them it is "Ok not to be Ok" and trust me even if you don't think so you are important to someone. 

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Conferences and Speaking Events

Connecting with people is what my speaking at your event will do my "Story of Hope" will touch everyone in attendance. 

Videos Podcasts and Articles

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Morning Blend Live TV Interview

Great TV interview with The Morning Blend take a second and check it out. 

USA Today Interview

Great video I made with USA Today check it out.

Joint Base Lewis McCord Podcast

Great podcast I did while at JBLM. 

President Trump signs executive order

President Trump signs executive order to prevent veteran suicides.

Upcoming Keynote Speaking Events

09/10/2019

Rudaw Media Network

7pm - 10pm

Washington, DC

Event Details

09/10/2019

Rudaw Media Network

Live TV Interview for World Suicide Prevention Day

7pm - 10pm

Washington, DC

09/12/2019

American Association of Suicidology (AAS) Panel discussion

2pm - 4pm

Washington, DC

Event Details

09/12/2019

American Association of Suicidology (AAS) Panel discussion

AAS with the American Legion are holding a panel discussion on resilience and recovery surrounding suicide loss or attempts. 

2pm - 4pm

Washington, DC

09/14/2019

94th Training Division Suicide Awareness 5k

7:30 am - 10:00 am

Fort Lee, VA

Event Details

09/14/2019

94th Training Division Suicide Awareness 5k

7:30 am - 10:00 am

Fort Lee, VA

9/21/2019-9/29/2019

Keynote Speaker

All day

South Korea

Event Details

9/21/2019-9/29/2019

Keynote Speaker

8th Army Suicide Prevention Awareness Training  

All day

South Korea

12/06/19-12/08/19

NC ARNG Aviation Safety Stand Down

10am - 12pm

Raleigh NC

Event Details

12/06/19-12/08/19

NC ARNG Aviation Safety Stand Down

10am - 12pm

Raleigh NC

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Clifford Bauman