Ok so here's the deal I have a speech on Wednesday (May 9th, 2012). So it's on depression. Persuasive speech.. what my group and I are trying to do is persuade people to use natural ways (exercising, eating better etc) to cure peoples' depression without using an anti-depressant.
I'm doing the introduction... it's a group speech.
So for my attention getter I am doing suicide statistics (because sometimes depression leads into suicide)
But anyways, I wanted to come up with a story kind of... something really awesome to put before I start saying my statistics.
So far I have: Last year alone one million people committed suicide. That means this year approximately one million people will die in the US by suicide. According to some website (not going to name it here), every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide because of depression.
You know, it's an okay attention getter, but i want some amazing suicide story to make it even better, so I can end my attention getter with that, if you understand what I mean.
Any advice will be appreciated, or you can lead me in the right direction with something. Thanks in advance.