I'm Debra Zegas Berman (Debbie), a mother, survivor of suicide loss, an educator. 


My daughter, Alexa, took her life at 14 years of age.  SHE MATTERED.

This tragic loss compelled me to tell her story via this website and personal presentations.  My hope is that the message is promoted that kindness, tolerance and inclusion MATTER.  Most of all that I’d like the participants in the presentation and/or those who read the website, to realize that they potentially have the Power to Change the Outcome for someone who is in pain




Brookfield, CT 



(203) 491-0187

Alexa Berman 1994-2008

Alexa Berman 1994-2008


Bullying & Suicide Awareness Presentation

Using both a short video and an oral account of Alexa's brief, but significant life, I have created a presentation that is powerful on the very difficult, but important, topics of bullying and suicide.  The presentation can be delivered in 2 formats.  It can be tailored for different audiences ranging from school-aged children through senior citizens.  

The presentation can be delivered in 2 formats.  


This format is a hands-on session with the audience members. It requires more time, and, with students, it requires dividing students into discussion groups with adult facilitators.  

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This is a general speaker style delivery where I orally share Alexa's story.  It is accompanied by a short video and time is allotted for audience members to offer their reactions and thoughts to the information heard and viewed. A period of questions & answers, followed by a ratings survey, concludes the program. 

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This is a preview of the presentation, She Mattered.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
— Maya Angelou


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