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The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations

Melissa Bottorff-Arey

Listen to conversations of loss and grief after suicide. This podcast is about surviving life after suicide loss which nothing short of a wasteland of the leftover pieces of your shattered heart. As the host, Melissa, a mother who lost her 21-year old son Alex to suicide in 2016, has real conversations with other loss survivors, healers and mental health experts. There are also shorter. solo episodes where she shares her own thoughts & experiences in this journey so far. She explores relevant topics and asks the hard questions we all need to talk about and hear answers to. Nothing is 'off limit' as she delves into all areas of this grief such as trauma, hope, healing, self-care, & stigma. Melissa believes that we learn to live alongside our grief, not get over it. Only through real, meaningful connection and mindful choices can we make a difference. For a supporter, or educator, these conversations hold nuggets of awareness and shine a spotlight on suicide and grief in a real, and unapologetic, way. As a suicide loss griever, one can find the comfort of a community, and hope for a little brighter tomorrow. Melissa wants to help others, like herself, go from surviving to finding a life with meaning, maybe even happiness, amid their own leftover pieces.
Episodes
Lisa Johnson of Honor Connor; How to Walk & Talk for Hope November 20, 2022 Episode artwork Healing Through the Holidays After Suicide Loss; Caro Brookings Interview Series October 26, 2022 Episode artwork Dr. Lenore Matthew; Melding Science & Spirit in Healing after Suicide LossOctober 16, 2022 Episode artwork Opening to the Presence of Your Pain; Marianne Gouveia of EricsHouseOctober 02, 2022 Episode artwork Movies, Series & Documentaries; About Suicide Loss & GriefSeptember 26, 2022 Episode artwork Men Grieve Too; A Dad Talks about the Suicide Loss of his SonSeptember 18, 2022 Episode artwork Scattering CJ; A Global Community from the AshesSeptember 04, 2022 Episode artwork I Love You & So Do Others; Amber Carroll of "We Are Team Jake"August 28, 2022 Episode artwork Author A.S.King Talks; Suicide IS Normal AND TragicAugust 22, 2022 Episode artwork My Carefully Cultivated Life: Rebuilding After Suicide LossAugust 14, 2022 Episode artwork Six Years Later; My Family Sits Down to ReflectAugust 10, 2022 Episode artwork Season 3 Recap; Meaningful Conversations RevisitedJuly 24, 2022 Episode artwork Relationships After Suicide Loss; Is Implicit Bias Involved?July 17, 2022 Episode artwork What to Say; What Not to Say (TO Suicide Loss Grievers or AS a Griever in Response)June 26, 2022 Episode artwork Secret's from Wonderland; Story Time for GrieversJune 12, 2022 Episode artwork When You are in Such Very Different Places; Marriage After Loss of a Child to SuicideJune 05, 2022 Episode artwork Are We Too Sensitive?; Why the Empathetic Become Changemakers May 29, 2022 Episode artwork Accepting She Died by Suicide; Erin's Yoga is Healing Grief & TraumaMay 22, 2022 Episode artwork Grief Waves Years After Loss; Different or the Same?May 15, 2022 Episode artwork Dan Maigler - From Tale to Tail; A Mission in Paws for PatrickMay 08, 2022 Episode artwork Caro's Mum Died by Suicide; Being the Change to Help OthersApril 29, 2022 Episode artwork Lynn Brooks-Lewis's Story; "I Choose to Live" after the Suicide Loss of her SonApril 24, 2022 Episode artwork Finding Clarity After Suicide Loss; Is it Even Possible?April 19, 2022 Episode artwork My Best Friend died by Suicide; His Lasting ImpactApril 10, 2022 Episode artwork Suicide Can Happen in Any Family; A Mother's Humble RealizationMarch 28, 2022 Episode artwork