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Saving lives by combating the stigma surrounding mental health

Discover the Suicide Prevention and Postvention Programs through the Half a Sorrow Foundation

Keynote Presentation

3 - 2 - 1 Powerful Story

In this talk, Dennis takes your audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as he explains how he recovered from the suicide deaths of both of his brothers. Following the latest guidelines on speaking about suicide and suicide prevention, Dennis will discuss the warning signs of mental distress, the benefits of therapy, and how he found peace in sobriety.

Dennis has a unique presentation style and will use humor to help this message land. In the end, the message is real and relatable for all who attend.

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Breakout Session

Question, Persuade, Refer

Dennis is certified to provide this training from the QPR Institute. The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world.

Breakout Session

Come To Me

This is a new workshop where the participants consider both sides of the mental illness equation----those who have the condition, and those around them. In this session, Dennis sets up practical sessions where coming out is practiced and the proper response is rehearsed. Both sides will walk away with the understanding that there is no stigma necessary when it comes to mental health.

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