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Half a Sorrow Foundation Announces 2024 Board of Directors

CRBJ Biz Wire //March 1, 2024//

Half a Sorrow Foundation Announces 2024 Board of Directors

CRBJ Biz Wire //March 1, 2024//

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2024 Board of Directors, Half a Sorrow Foundation

Greenville, SC – Half a Sorrow Foundation, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to promoting mental health awareness, suicide prevention, and postvention support, proudly announces its 2024 Board of Directors. Committed to advancing the Foundation’s mission of fostering life-saving connections and promoting real conversations surrounding mental health, the newly appointed directors bring diverse experiences and expertise.

The Half a Sorrow Foundation has been instrumental in providing compassionate outreach and advocacy to schools, workplaces, organizations, and communities. Through outreach the foundation is able to address the critical need for awareness and support in combating the heartbreaking suicide epidemic.

Anna Bellew, a Greenville native, continues to serve on the board and draws from her personal experience of receiving mental health treatment during her adolescence. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Winthrop University and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Anna’s professional background in a local mental health practice and her service on the board of the Half a Sorrow Foundation has equipped her with valuable insights to contribute to the cause.

Also joining the Half a Sorrow Board of Directors is Berdina Hill, whose extensive community counseling and career development background adds depth to the Board of Directors. Berdina’s Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Webster University and her experience as the Work-Based Learning Coordinator for the Enoree Career Center position her as a valuable asset in advancing the Foundation’s mission.

Rounding out the group is Sterling Ta’Bon from Sumter, SC, holding a master’s degree in science in public health from Campbell University. Sterling’s impressive track record in public health positions, including roles at the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Department of Mental Health’s Office of Suicide Prevention, demonstrates his unwavering commitment to improving mental health outcomes.

“First and foremost, I would like to thank all of the previous board members for getting us this far at the Half a Sorrow Foundation. With that said, I am so excited to welcome these new board members to help us reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and train people to lean into the conversation surrounding suicide,” said Dennis Gillan, Founder and Executive Director of Half a Sorrow Foundation. “Each one has a unique connection to the cause of mental health, and we look forward to their contributions.”

As the Foundation continues to spearhead initiatives to improve mental health for individuals and organizations alike, the 2024 Board of Directors stands ready to steer Half a Sorrow towards even more significant impact and outreach.

About Half a Sorrow Foundation:

Half a Sorrow Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues and providing support to individuals and families affected by suicide. Founded in 2020, the Foundation is committed to reducing the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide, offering resources and guidance while fostering a community of understanding and support. To learn more, please visit