Mental Health Advocate &
Motivational Speaker

 





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THE GOAL: TO SAVE LIVES BY COMBATING THE STIGMA SURROUNDING MENTAL HEALTH

Dennis Gillan lost two brothers to suicide and handled each one very differently. Your audience will benefit from his experiences and will come to learn why he is a big fan of professional counseling and other life lessons.

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THE GOAL:
TO SAVE LIVES BY COMBATING THE STIGMA SURROUNDING MENTAL HEALTH

Dennis Gillan lost two brothers to suicide and handled each one very differently. Your audience will benefit from his experiences and will come to learn why he is a big fan of professional counseling and other life lessons.

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DENNIS’ STORY

Dennis Gillan is an ordinary guy with an extraordinary story of perseverance. After years of self-imposed silence regarding the suicide deaths of his brothers, Dennis shares his story of survival and the audience responds!  Check out the reviews left here: https://www.facebook.com/DennisGillanSpeaker/ 

ADVOCATE
Dennis can now draw upon his former experience working on the National Suicide Prevention Hotline and his most recent work with the Out of The Darkness Walks. The numbers for completed suicides are heading in the wrong direction and a call to action is needed. Dennis can deliver that call and the audience will respond.

COACH
Dennis is a part-time lacrosse coach for his local high school and a full-time fanatic for the sport. Dennis has a special ability to connect with these kids through coaching and it shows in his public speaking. Motivating an audience of any age or size is no problem and his message is simple – life is worth living.

FAMILY MAN
When Dennis is not speaking he is trying to keep up with his two college-aged boys and he feeds his ego by pretending to be an athlete by playing some very bad tennis and some awful lacrosse:)  Dennis is based in South Carolina, was raised in New York, and really connects with people from coast to coast with his genuine style and passion for the cause.  Dennis is well suited for any climate and any audience from middle aged school kids to C suite executives and everyone in between.

See Dennis Do a Webinar for International Bipolar Foundation Here: http://ibpf.org/article/psych-byte-men-only-call-action

Video of a Mental Health Panel that Dennis participated in for Sinclair Broadcasting Group: http://abcnews4.com/station/contests/submit-questions-beneath-the-surface-suicide-and-mental-health#// 


“Thank You for What You Do”

I have received nothing but positive feedback on your story and the importance… Thank you for what you do and the powerful impact you make on so many people.
Karan R. Fleming, M.Ed., M.A., Community Support Coordinator
CAIB Executive Director, IDS Chair, U.S. Air Force

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DENNIS’ STORY

Dennis Gillan is an ordinary guy with an extraordinary story of perseverance. After years of silence regarding the suicide deaths of his brothers, Dennis shares his story of survival.

ADVOCATE
Dennis can now draw upon his former experience working on the National Suicide Prevention Hotline and his most recent work with the Out of The Darkness Walks. The numbers for completed suicides are heading in the wrong direction and a call to action is needed. Dennis can deliver that call and the audience will respond.

COACH
Dennis is a part-time lacrosse coach for his local high school and a full-time fanatic for the sport. Dennis has a special ability to connect with these kids through coaching and it shows in his public speaking. Motivating an audience of any age or size is no problem and his message is simple – life is worth living.

FAMILY MAN
When Dennis is not speaking, he is trying to keep up with his two teenage boys, lovely wife and neurotic dog, based in South Carolina and raised in New York, Dennis is well suited for any climate and any audience.

"Dennis Has a Powerful Message"

Dennis has a powerful message to share on the topic of suicide prevention. His story is profoundly tragic, yet full of hope, courage and even humor as he recounts his imperfect journey towards healing. I am thankful for Dennis’ willingness to speak out and break the silence and stigma associated with seeking help.
Joanna Jemsek, Former Director of Counseling Services at Charleston Southern University

"Thank You for What You Do"

I have received nothing but positive feedback on your story and the importance… Thank you for what you do and the powerful impact you make on so many people.
Karan R. Fleming, M.Ed., M.A., Community Support Coordinator
CAIB Executive Director, IDS Chair, U.S. Air Force






















 

 

 

 

PAST SPEAKING EVENTS 

College of Charleston
Charleston Southern
Southern Wesleyan
Cornell University
Clemson University
Fort Jackson—Army
Shaw Air Force Base
Joint Base Charleston—Air Force
Furman University
University of Pittsburgh
University of Michigan
Phi Mu National Convention
Phi Sigma Kappa National Convention
Chi Omega Firesides Meeting
Fairmont State University
University of South Carolina
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Concord SHRM
Memphis SHRM
Mercer University
Georgia Southern
University of Georgia
Tri County Technical College
The Shower in My Bathroom
North Carolina Employee Assistance Professional Association
Various Churches and Rotary Clubs
First Responders Training
Construction Industry Safety Meeting
Harrison County Chamber of Commerce
West Virginia University
Northern Kentucky University
University of Cincinnatti
and many more…..

 

 

BOOK DENNIS

Dennis brings his inspirational story to audiences and venues anywhere and everywhere. Contact him today to book your event. Peace!

E-mail  |  info@dennisgillan.com 
Phone  | 803-727-4301

CONTACT DENNIS

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BOOK DENNIS

Dennis brings his inspirational story to audiences and venues everywhere. Contact him today to book your event.

E-mail  |  info@dennisgillan.com
Phone  | 803-727-4301

CONTACT DENNIS

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News

Blogs/Interviews/etc....

Blog Post From the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

https://afsp.org/get-men-mental-health/

Blog Post from the CARSON J SPENCER FOUNDATION

http://thecarsonjspencerfoundation.blogspot.com/2016/11/brothers-lost-how-i-found-meaning-after-tragedy.html

Truth Moment Interview!!

https://youtu.be/iizq_-pYKm4

READ MORE REVIEWS ON FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/DennisGillanSpeaker