Prevention & Postvention Programs


Half a Sorrow provides critical resources to help prevent suicide and support healing after a tragic loss. Our founder, Dennis Gillan, draws from his own experience of profound personal tragedy to empower individuals, organizations, and communities.

Suicide Prevention Programs

The Half a Sorrow Foundation provides life-saving suicide prevention programs.

Speaking Engagements

Dennis shares his inspirational story of survival and the audience responds. His candid talks foster connection and spread hope.

Training Workshops

We offer in-person and virtual workshops covering warning signs, risk factors, lethal means safety, and how to reach out to someone who may be struggling.


Our team works with organizations to develop comprehensive suicide prevention plans tailored to their needs. This includes risk assessment, crisis response, and ongoing education.

Online Resources

Explore our continuously updated collection of articles, toolkits, infographics, and videos designed to save lives through awareness.

Suicide Postvention Programs

Losing someone to suicide is devastating. Through our partnership with Philos Support Services, we provide critical support during the healing journey.

Aftercare Guidance

Our team provides individualized aftercare plans, referral resources, and long-term support groups.

Community Postvention

We help organizations and communities recover after a suicide and limit further trauma.


Dennis provides keynote talks focused on finding meaning, restoring hope, and encouraging help-seeking after loss.


We advise on safe messaging, constructive memorialization, continuity of care, and avoiding suicide contagion.


Workshops teach effective responses, complicated bereavement support, and self-care for survivors.

Take the First Step

Preventing suicide requires a collaborative effort.

We tailor our programs and resources to meet your unique needs. Contact us today to learn more and start saving lives.