Chris Rhyss Edwards

Chris Rhyss Edwards

Veteran, Author, TEDx speaker, CEO.

http://www.soldier.ly
Chris is a former Army Combat Engineer & Peacekeeper turned digital media professional and author. After spending a decade in uniform in the Australian Army he has spent the past seventeen years launching commercial digital products for NewsCorp, Sensis & Clemenger BBDO. He has studied Entrepreneurship & Innovation through the University of Adelaide and holds a Masters in Creative Writing from Queensland University of Technology. In 2010, he began a five-year research project to understand why people kill, before authoring the book Good Reasons to Kill: an Anthology of Morality, Murder & Collective Madness. In 2015, he stepped on to the TEDx stage to speak about The Uncomfortable Truth Between Right & Wrong. Chris founded Soldier.ly and his veteran focused charity TurnandFace.org because a veteran commits suicide every hour in the United States, and Australia has lost more soldiers to suicide than fighting in Afghanistan.
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I don’t want to die anymore, but some of my friends do…

by Chris Rhyss Edwards

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