Master storyteller and guitarist Seamus Kelleher started his music career in his hometown of Galway, Ireland in the 1960’s. At age fifteen, he opened for major groups such as Thin Lizzy. Since arriving in America in 1975, Seamus toured across the US and Europe at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Excelsior in Rome and various festivals around the world. He continues to perform over at 150 shows per year.
Through his career, Seamus battled depression, anxiety and an addiction to alcohol. In his “Shine the Light” motivational talk, he uses his gift of music, humor and an uncanny ability to engage his audience to tell a compelling story, and to help people focus on their mental wellness. As someone who contemplated suicide during his darkest days, Seamus is committed to removing the stigma of mental illness so people can get the help they desperately need so they can live a full and active life.
Seamus is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine where he teaches courses on Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention. He holds a master’s degree in communications from New York University and has worked as a speech writer and communications advisor to the presidents of major organizations and Fortune 500 companies.
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Suicide Prevention Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps people who are in need of preventative suicide assistance