Sep 21, 5:00 PM EDT

Dennis Gillan on Suicide Prevention & The Loneliness Epidemic

Dennis Gillan is a mental health advocate who lost his two brothers to suicide 11 years apart. For years, he suffered in silence with the pain these losses caused, before deciding to share his story publicly and encourage others to speak openly about depression, loneliness and suicidal ideation.

In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, cofounder Lauren O'Shaughnessy will be interviewing Dennis to learn more about his experiences coping with loss, becoming a suicide awareness advocate and intervention volunteer, entering therapy, reaching sobriety, and more. Tune in live on Instagram tomorrow.

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Lauren is the editorial director and cofounder at the Made of Millions Foundation. She has been a part of the team since its launch in 2016. She has been open about her personal struggles with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and social phobia. You can follow her on Instagram at

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Millions and millions of people around the world live with mental illness, but their stories are not all the same. They come from different places, cultures, communities and countries. They like different things, have different kinds of friends, and cope with their symptoms in different ways. When talking about mental health, it's important that we highlight these differences and explore how they shape our experiences. Mental health narratives should be as diverse and unique as we are.

Ask the Advocates is an ongoing Q&A series with outspoken mental health sufferers from around the world. Guests will open up about their experiences living with a wide range of conditions and symptoms, and answer your questions about pain, growth, healing, treatment and more. Before each episode, spend some time learning about the scheduled guest and come prepared with questions that are relevant to what they've been through.

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