Dean Sikes, through the organization You Matter, offers a unique approach to tackling life’s tough issues head on, especially when dealing with teen suicide, self-esteem, and bullying. Each year, over 1 million people take their lives through suicide and it is the 3rd leading cause of death among teens. Dean brings a message of hope to today’s teens. Since 1993, he has spoken at over one thousand nine hundred events, in nine nations of the world, with audiences that exceed 1.3 million people. In addition to his road schedule, Dean is a published author who, to date, has written sixteen books for teenagers and their parents.