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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
Facing Choices After Loss; Purpose Over Despair with Carey ConleyJanuary 29, 2023
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Lisa Marie Presley: WHY Her Death Derailed MeJanuary 22, 2023
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Movement, Signs & the Love of a Dog; A Mom Living Forward after Suicide LossJanuary 15, 2023
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The New Year Griefy Blues; Is This Normal??January 08, 2023
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This is NOT a Suicide Prevention Podcast; Does that Even Matter?December 12, 2022
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Kelli Nielson is The Grief Guru; Moving Forward & Embracing HealingDecember 04, 2022
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I Don't Want You to Miss Out!; Updates & Holiday Tips from The Rabbit HoleDecember 01, 2022
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Lisa Johnson of Honor Connor; How to Walk & Talk for Hope November 20, 2022
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Healing Through the Holidays After Suicide Loss; Caro Brookings Interview Series October 26, 2022
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Dr. Lenore Matthew; Melding Science & Spirit in Healing after Suicide LossOctober 16, 2022
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Opening to the Presence of Your Pain; Marianne Gouveia of EricsHouseOctober 02, 2022
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Movies, Series & Documentaries; About Suicide Loss & GriefSeptember 26, 2022
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Men Grieve Too; A Dad Talks about the Suicide Loss of his SonSeptember 18, 2022
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Scattering CJ; A Global Community from the AshesSeptember 04, 2022
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I Love You & So Do Others; Amber Carroll of "We Are Team Jake"August 28, 2022
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Author A.S.King Talks; Suicide IS Normal AND TragicAugust 22, 2022
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My Carefully Cultivated Life: Rebuilding After Suicide LossAugust 14, 2022
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Six Years Later; My Family Sits Down to ReflectAugust 10, 2022
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Season 3 Recap; Meaningful Conversations RevisitedJuly 24, 2022
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Relationships After Suicide Loss; Is Implicit Bias Involved?July 17, 2022
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What to Say; What Not to Say (TO Suicide Loss Grievers or AS a Griever in Response)June 26, 2022
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Secret's from Wonderland; Story Time for GrieversJune 12, 2022
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When You are in Such Very Different Places; Marriage After Loss of a Child to SuicideJune 05, 2022
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Are We Too Sensitive?; Why the Empathetic Become Changemakers May 29, 2022
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Accepting She Died by Suicide; Erin's Yoga is Healing Grief & TraumaMay 22, 2022
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