A shared joy is a double joy;
A shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
Half a Sorrow helps workplaces, schools, organizations, and communities deal with suicide risk, cope with loss, and foster connection through education and support.
through connection and compassion.
Suicide claims far too many lives, ranking as the 11th leading cause of death in America. This heartbreaking epidemic highlights the profound need for awareness and support for those who are hurting among us. Too often, individuals suffer in silence with mental health issues that can lead to suicide.
Through compassionate outreach, education, and advocacy, we can foster life-saving connections.
speak for themselves.
One suicide is too many. When it happens, predicting the impact on families and organizations is impossible. The grief and pain can feel endless, and contagion is a real possibility. With compassion and community, healing is possible. Half a Sorrow can help.
leading cause of death in America
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"A shared joy is a double joy; a shared sorrow is half a sorrow." - Swedish proverb
Half a Sorrow works tirelessly through speaking engagements, training programs, and advocacy initiatives to spread awareness, eliminate stigma, and foster life-saving human connections. Read a few REAL responses from REAL people:
A message that needs to be heard
Dennis Gillan has an important message that needs to be heard. He shares his personal, hard, difficult story with such raw honesty. Yet, he is a gifted and entertaining speaker that interjects humor in appropriate and timely ways. I highly recommend Dennis Gillan to come speak to your group or organization.
Rev. Rhett Sanders
The best suicide talk I've ever heard
Your talk was so motivational; usually when people talk about suicide, I get this weird feeling inside of me and I get uncomfortable listening to people talking about it. Your talk changed that. It wasn't all sad stories and saying, "this is why you shouldn’t do it." You did it in a more positive way, through not only sharing the sad stories, but sharing good ones too. You made me feel like even I can help at least one person.
Penn State Sigma Kappa Sorority Member
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