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National Suicide Awareness Month Campaign Unveils the “Last 7 Days” Book Release

September 4, 2020

Orlando, FL / 4th September 2020 / ZEXPRWIRE /  –

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          

CONTACT: Vel Johnson
Email – [email protected]

Suicide Prevention Advocate and Speaker Toby Ramirez-Johnson announces the release of her book, The Last 7 Days: Suicide – A Sibling’s Perspective, chronicling the last days spent with her brother who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. The book is available in both paperback and instant download and may be purchased through the author’s website at or in Kindle format through Amazon.

Book synopsis …

In 2012, the CDC reported a total of 40,000 suicides in the United States. In that same year, the Veteran Affairs Suicide Data Report released that there were twenty-two veteran suicides a day, resulting in 8,030 deaths. My brother, Sergeant Kenneth Saavedra Jr., is included in those statistics.

This book offers unexpected transparency and honesty by the author as she gives a voice to the millions of families who have lost a loved one to suicide while reflecting on her personal experience.

As Founder & CEO of the nonprofit organization, Keep Our Troops Alive (KOTA), Ramirez-Johnson collaborates with civic groups, mental health experts, and like-minded professionals, to provide support to families of military personnel and combat veterans impacted by the devastating effect of depression, PTSD, and suicide. In acknowledgment of National Suicide Awareness Month, during September, she will be available for media interviews and as a guest speaker for special events.


Toby Ramirez-Johnson is a speaker and author of the book, The Last 7 Days: Suicide – A Sibling’s Perspective. She has an extensive background as a human resources executive, with hospitality experience at 4-star hotels and resorts. Ramirez-Johnson is Founder & CEO of Women Building Wealth, an organization designed to empower women through financial literacy and entrepreneurship. She is also Co-pastor of Vine Worship Center, a multi-cultural ministry, based in Orlando, Florida. 

Ramirez-Johnson is available for media interviews, book club presentations, speaking engagements, and book signings. She may be emailed directly at [email protected] Learn more about Keep Our Troops Alive at Also follow KOTA online @KeepOurTroopsAlive on Facebook and @KeepOurTroops on Twitter.

Publisher: Xcellence Publications LLC 
Pages: 43
Publication date: September 3, 2020
Kindle: $4.99 | Instant Download: $7.99 | Paperback: $15.99

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