Dylan is an outspoken advocate on Tik Tok for bettering mental health, opening the conversation about suicide, and informing people about the causes and effects of trauma. As a mental health coach, Dylan has developed his work to be the safety net for the over-burdened and controversial mental health system that can leave people feeling isolated, misunderstood, and even drugged. Dylan is attempting to bridge the gap between lived experience and professional mental health support to keep people from falling through the cracks.
His diverse experience from losing his father to suicide at 6 years old, the child abuse and bullying that followed, his wartime experience in Afghanistan, and the life-changing injuries that followed brought him to the brink of taking his own life at 25. Since that day in March 2015, Dylan has learned to overcome suicide ideation and PTSD in his own way, and more importantly, he has learned how to enjoy life even through the ever-present adversity that life delivers.
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