Demo

Facilitators

Glenn BielechGlenn Bielech
Glenn has worked for 30 years in services and in upstream operations and is employed at Husky Energy as a technologist. Glenn's story of being at risk and living with depression is compelling and has spurred people to take action toward getting help. He also shares what he learned from his close friend’s death by suicide.


Tom  MankowskiTom Mankowski
Tom has been working in the transportation industry for over 30 years in a variety of roles. Tom has suffered from depression from an early age, only recognizing the problem in his late 40’s. His story of seeking and finding help for a “brain health” problem is inspiring.


Tom PuraTom Pura
Tom is a Media and Events Coordinator for the Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce. Tom began volunteering as a way to make a difference after his father’s death by suicide. Tom also has a powerful story to tell of seeking help and finding his way back to health. He is a champion of suicide prevention and a passionate advocate for mental health in our community.


Don RowanDon Rowan
Don is a Senior Community Relations Advisor with Encana.  Don has had 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry from labourer to manager. Don spent over 10 years struggling with mental health problems and wearing the “Tough Guy” hat. Getting help has unlocked the past issues and allowed Don to move forward and enjoy a more balanced life.


Rod RutbergRod Rutberg
Rod has over 40 years experience as a Safety Team Leader with Weyerhaeuser in Grande Prairie. Rod tells the story of how he was at risk in the past, what lead to his decision to get help and the lessons he learned on his road to recovery.



Dennis WohlgemuthDennis Wohlgemuth
Dennis has operated a farm and has worked in many areas of trades and industry. Dennis lives in Grande Cache and is a Correctional Services Officer and Trainer at the Grande Cache Institution. Dennis has experienced loss by suicide and speaks about how getting help can change your life.