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The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations

Melissa Bottorff-Arey

Life after suicide loss is indeed nothing short of a wasteland of the leftover pieces of your shattered heart, of your former self. 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. In these conversations she explores the 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 areas such as trauma, hope, healing, self-care, stigma, grief & mental health. Melissa believes that we learn to live alongside our grief, not get over it. Only through real, honest talk and mindful choices can we make a real difference. For a supporter, or educator, these conversations hold nuggets of awareness and shine a spotlight on suicide and mental health 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.

Recent Episodes

The Ho (Ho) Hum(bug); Holidays After Suicide LossNovember 28, 2021 Episode artwork Toward Hope After Suicide Loss; The What, Why and HowNovember 21, 2021 Episode artwork A Mother's Love is Forever; Calvin's Legacy Lives OnNovember 07, 2021 Episode artwork Contact with Spirit; Down the "Psychic" Rabbit Hole for HalloweenOctober 31, 2021 Episode artwork Fear and Grief after Suicide Loss; Where they IntersectOctober 24, 2021 Episode artwork Allowing Her Loss to "Count"; How Art Became Laura's TherapyOctober 18, 2021 Episode artwork To Watch or Not to Watch; Suicide as Subject Matter on ScreenOctober 10, 2021 Episode artwork Grief Began Before Loss: Suzanne Howes' StoryOctober 03, 2021 Episode artwork What If It's All in Our Minds; The Path to Less SufferingSeptember 26, 2021 Episode artwork Sharon Ehler's; Grief Reiki Founder & AuthorSeptember 19, 2021 Episode artwork Imogen's Mom; A Good Mourning LegacySeptember 06, 2021 Episode artwork Why I Do This; Let Me Share My Reasons August 29, 2021 Episode artwork Linzi Meaden; What Suicide Left BehindAugust 22, 2021 Episode artwork Your "Why" After Suicide Loss; The How & Why to find IT! August 15, 2021 Episode artwork Two Inches Off the Ground; Where Metaphysical Meets PracticalAugust 08, 2021 Episode artwork Being "That' (Whispered About) Person; Discussion & ToolsAugust 01, 2021 Episode artwork Victoria Moore; The Suicide Widow / Mom Balancing ActJuly 25, 2021 Episode artwork The Sunshine of his Life; My Amazing Son AlexJuly 18, 2021 Episode artwork Rebecca Jax Holistic Healing; Grief is a Mystical JourneyJuly 04, 2021 Episode artwork Tools Part 2; Engaging Your Senses In Grief HealingJune 27, 2021 Episode artwork No More "S" Word; A Daughter's LegacyJune 20, 2021 Episode artwork Acceptance & Change after Suicide Loss; "You used to be ..."June 13, 2021 Episode artwork Greif Dreams; What DO They Mean?June 06, 2021 Episode artwork BONUS 2 "The Fog is Real; THIS is your Brain on Trauma"May 30, 2021 Episode artwork BONUS! What is Clubhouse; Is it a 'Safe Space' for Grievers?May 16, 2021 Episode artwork