Why have over 700 students handed Robb Nash their suicide notes? Why has he received hundreds of razor blades from those who self-harm? Students are relinquishing bottles of pills and other drugs… Why?
Robb Nash is becoming internationally known for leaving a successful music career to share his incredible story with thousands of young people, performing in schools, reservations and detention centres across Canada. Robb's presentations are made at no cost to these facilities.
Robb was the victim of a serious auto accident, a head on collision with a semi-truck. He was found with a fractured skull and pronounced dead by first responders. But by the time the ambulance had arrived at the scene to take his body to the hospital, Robb’s pulse had miraculously returned. After a difficult recovery, and despite significant physical and emotional scars, Robb was left with a new outlook on life. He started a band as a way to leverage the power of music to share his philosophy, and soon had songs in the Canadian Top 10. Robb saw musical success as a platform from which to influence and motivate young people. He put aside performing to large audiences, and began speaking to youth in their schools across the country, playing his songs and sharing their meaning with his young audiences.
Robb and his band bring their presentation to more than 200 schools each year, and have reached over 1 million students to date through school shows and social media. He walks head on into difficult topics, knowing that these are the things on young peoples’ minds, bullying, addiction, self-harm… and suicide. Robb exudes positive energy in story and song, and sensitively deals with the serious issues that he’s experienced first-hand. His relatable and approachable style creates credibility and trust with the students he meets. Their inevitable undivided attention allows Robb to plant a message of hope and inspiration in their minds and hearts. He challenges them to make changes in themselves and the world around them.
“Some say you have to hit rock bottom to learn life's most important lessons. I disagree. On this tour we've seen so many young people experience breakthroughs when they hear the tragic and inspiring stories of others. We help people discover their gifts, rather than focus on their failings. We help them to learn not just to survive, but to lead a life of significance. I don't want others to have to go through a near death experience like I did.... before they learn to live!”