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Speaker Dennis Gillan Addressed the Club on November 27

 

The suicide rate is climbing and many of us spend more time with our co-workers than our families.  This talk will review some of the warning signs that may indicate a colleague is in distress and what you can do about it.

Dennis Gillan is on a mission to reverse the current trends in completed suicides and to seriously reduce the stigma associated with getting help for one’s mental health.  Dennis has been deeply touched by suicide, and 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. Dennis’s real calling is telling his personal story of how he (sort of) recovered from his losses and what he has learned along the way.

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