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The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations

Melissa Bottorff-Arey

Listen to conversations of loss and grief after the loss of a loved one to suicide. This podcast is about surviving life after suicide which nothing short of a wasteland of the leftover pieces of your shattered heart. As the host, Melissa Bottorff-Arey is a mother who lost her 21-year old son Alex to suicide on August 7, 2016.  On the podcast you will hear her have real, hard 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
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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Talking with Two Stepdads; Leaning Into the Love AND the Loss June 26, 2023
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Is "Suicide Prevention" the Right Messaging; What ARE the Alternatives?June 18, 2023
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A Dads Roundtable Discussion; Three Dads talk Grief, Loss & FeelingsJune 11, 2023
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