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The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations

Melissa Bottorff-Arey

You have found a podcast about surviving life after a suicide loss, which is nothing short of devastating, leaving you not knowing how to begin picking up the leftover pieces of your shattered heart. The host, Melissa Bottorff-Arey, who lost her 21-year-old son Alex to suicide on August 7, 2016, speaks to this from her own experiences. You will hear her have honest, hard conversations with other loss survivors, healers, and mental health experts on the podcast. She also produces shorter, solo episodes where she shares her own thoughts & experiences in this journey (thus far). She explores relevant topics and asks the hard questions. Nothing is 'off limit' as she delves into all areas of this grief, such as trauma, hope, healing, self-care, legacy & stigma. Melissa believes we learn to live alongside our grief, not get over it. We can make a difference only through authentic, meaningful connections and mindful choices. For a supporter or educator, these conversations hold nuggets of awareness and shine a spotlight on suicide and grief honestly and unapologetically. 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.


[Please NOTE: This podcast is for only relational, informational, and entertainment purposes. It candidly and openly discusses sensitive and sometimes activating topics. There will be no in-depth or graphic descriptions of the method, but merely the possible mention of suicide, murder, rape, and the like. Be guided and care for yourself accordingly. Also, Melissa is not a doctor or licensed therapist, and nothing on this podcast should be taken in place of, or as, medical/mental health advice or recommendations.]

Episodes
“Movies, Shows & Books, Oh My; What to Watch ...Or Not “ May 29, 2024
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Because Legacy Matters; The Little Tin Man & His Big HeartMay 12, 2024
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Josh Halu of Psychedelic Exchange; Plant Medicine & Trauma TreatmentApril 21, 2024
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How to Begin Healing After Suicide Loss; Transform with Support & Tools at Casa AlternavidaApril 07, 2024
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Behind the Coffee Cup; A Sister's 'Anger to Love' WalksMarch 25, 2024
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Mindsets, Motivation & Monkeys" Pt 3; I'll Get You My Pretty...March 19, 2024
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The Military, 1st Responders & Suicide; 2X Loss Survivor & Marine Widow Speaks Up March 11, 2024
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Mindsets, Motivation & Monkeys" Pt 2; How DO you find a way?March 04, 2024
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Mindsets, Motivation & Monkeys" Pt 1; What IF Asked Yourself THIS Question?February 29, 2024
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The Final Salute LLC; A Sister Honors her Brother's LifeFebruary 19, 2024
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Deciphering the Words People Use; Untangling AcceptanceFebruary 12, 2024
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Serendipities & Synchronicities; An Essay to (My) AlexFebruary 04, 2024
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What's New Here; I Am Back & Why I Paused the PodcastFebruary 04, 2024
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Moms Leaving a Legacy; Healing, Bonding ...& a BookFebruary 04, 2024
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A Daughter's Love; Life After the Suicide Loss of Her MumOctober 30, 2023
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Life After Suicide Loss; A Friend-to-Friend Round Table DiscussionOctober 30, 2023
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Practice Makes Perfect; Discussing this Big ConceptOctober 25, 2023
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Listen to Me as a Guest; Learn From People Who Lived It PodcastOctober 24, 2023
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Leaving a Lasting Legacy; Remembering Them in Life After Suicide LossOctober 01, 2023
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Widow Abby Dart Speaks Up; 19 Years After Husband’s SuicideSeptember 17, 2023
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Life After Suicide Loss; Will Our 'Old Self" Ever Be Relevant Again? September 10, 2023
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Jill Cowan of Healing to the Max; Narrative Therapy and Healing After Suicide LossSeptember 03, 2023
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The Words in Life After Suicide; Do You Say Angelversary or Death Day?August 20, 2023
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Healing vs. Grief OR Brain vs. Mind; Our Life after Suicide LossJuly 30, 2023
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Life After Suicide Loss of a Child; The 3 Universal Needs Moms ShareJuly 02, 2023
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