Turning Misery Into Mission: Suicide Prevention & Mental Health
Executive Director-Half A Sorrow Foundation
Dennis Gillan is an ordinary guy with an extraordinary story of loss, perseverance, and healing. Dennis helps tear down the walls of silence which have surrounded the issues of mental health, depression, and suicide. He infuses his passion and humour into a tough subject which touches everyone in the audience.
Dennis Gillan is a thought leader on the topic of Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Advocacy. He travels internationally speaking, raising awareness, and opening up the conversation of mental health. He is the Executive Director of Half A Sorrow Foundation. Dennis has been deeply touched by suicide after the losses of two of his brothers to suicide 11 years apart. After years of sitting on the sidelines, he jumped into helping those in need by working on the suicide prevention hotline when he lived in Chicago. After moving to South Carolina, Dennis got involved with several non-profits that take on mental health issues and this allows him to lobby lawmakers and raise awareness by sharing his story.
Dennis has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from West Virginia University and a work history rich in influence and persuasion
Take home these learnings:
2. Why Are We Biologically Dispositioned To Depression?
3. 3 Warning Signs of A Suicidal Behaviour
4. What To Do On Days You Feel Like Quitting
5.Understanding Sometimes Brain Is Not Our Best Friend
6. Being The Ministry of Presence To Someone In Need
7. How One Kind Word Saved His Friend’s Life