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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.
Episodes
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 How Long Does Grieving Take; Is Something Wrong with Me?March 21, 2022 Episode artwork Seven Years After Suicide Loss; A Widow & Her New HopesMarch 13, 2022 Episode artwork Funerals during a Pandemic; Plus Tools, Signs and Healing from TraumaFebruary 27, 2022 Episode artwork Trauma Induced Creativity; Why Helping Helps Us February 20, 2022 Episode artwork Saving Military Lives; A Legacy to their SonFebruary 13, 2022 Episode artwork What has Helped Me the Most after Suicide Loss?; Part 3 Time & Self CareFebruary 08, 2022 Episode artwork Suicide by Firearm; Two Survivors United for ChangeFebruary 05, 2022 Episode artwork What has Helped Me the Most after Suicide Loss?; Part 2 Tools and PracticesJanuary 30, 2022 Episode artwork What has Helped Me the Most after Suicide Loss?; Part 1 Community and SupportJanuary 23, 2022 Episode artwork Anne Moss Rogers: Emotionally Naked January 16, 2022 Episode artwork Season Two ReCap; What Did You Miss?January 02, 2022 Episode artwork Synchronicities and Redefined Motherhood; Reality After Suicide LossDecember 26, 2021 Episode artwork 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