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.
–Joanne Jemsek, LPC, NCC
Joanne Jemsek Counseling
"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
"Dennis is Committed"
Dennis is committed to helping the next generation not repeat his tragic experiences. He makes an excellent connection with all age groups. Thank you for sharing your message with our students.
– Edwin Propst, Principal
United High School, Clarksburg, WV
"Dennis Gillan is Wonderful Inspirational Speaker"
Dennis Gillan is wonderful inspirational speaker. Furman Unversity has been fortunate to have Dennis come to our campus on two occasions and hopes to have him again this spring.
– Sandra Adams, RN. Certified Women’s Health Outreach Coordinator
"We had a Very Successful Event with Over 800 Students Attending"
We had a very successful event with over 800 students attending to hear Dennis’ inspiring story or recovery and perseverance. Our students said they benefited from hearing Dennis speak about his coping methods after the loss of his brothers. He did a great job of telling his story and the effects of it while intertwining effective coping strategies and resources available on our campus and in our community. Students said they walked away with knowledge of suicide warning signs and most importantly strategies to help their peers.
– Michele Martin, Director, University Wellness at Georgia Southern University
'Mr. Gillan has had a Major Impact"
Mr. Gillan has had a major impact on the Furman community. By telling his story, he has encouraged people to speak out about their struggles. After his suicide prevention lecture at Furman, several students sought to improve their mental health by reaching out to Mr. Gillan and the Furman Health Services immediately after the event.
– Emily S., Student, Furman University
So Important to Young and Old Alike
I met Dennis last Fall when he spoke to students at TCTC on the subject of suicide. Dennis is a very engaging speaker and his message is heartfelt and genuine. He is an excellent speaker and I should know because I teach Public Speaking. We had a large crowd and a diverse audience. He talked in a way that promoted questions from the audience. I hope to have Dennis back again as his subject is so important to young and old alike. I would recommend Dennis for large and small engagement.