The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations

When You are in Such Very Different Places; Marriage After Loss of a Child to Suicide

June 05, 2022 Season 3 Episode 22
The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations
When You are in Such Very Different Places; Marriage After Loss of a Child to Suicide
Show Notes

Today I have a warm and comforting conversation with Kellie Woolf - author, suicide loss survivor, mom, wife, and former educator.

Her Biography: "Kellie Woolf’s debut novel, Mount Hope, is set in Topeka, Kansas, where she was born and raised. While she now lives in Colorado With her husband, Steve, and her cat Figgy, Topeka will always be home. She graduated from Seaman High School, and all other children were born at Stormont Vail Hospital. Mount Hope Cemetery is the resting place for precious family members, and as a young adult, her first employment experiences crisscrossed the city.

Kellie has been a fierce supporter and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Multiple family members on every side, dear friends and herself belong. In this human experience, she believes three things are designed innately for everyone: faith, hope, and love. In this work, she presents all three, with the greatest of these being love.

While she is serious about her family, faith, and social justice, you can usually find her laughing with friends and exploring nature. Her adventures include marrying Steve, raising three children, and adopting two teenagers—to say nothing of evading London’s subway bombs in 2005, competing in Irish hard shoe dancing, and being a contestant on Ellen’s Game of Games. She is currently acting as co-director of a non-profit organization that offers healing and inspiration to today’s weary teachers and is working on her second novel."

You can find Kellie. her BLOG and her BOOK HERE on her WEBSITE

In our conversation you will hear us discuss:

  • The suicide loss of her son Chris (24) on July 11, 2020 - and how she leaned into the pain to find hope (and just how Ellen's game show had a role in that) 
  • How she  and her husband found themselves in very different places- and amid complex grief and trying circumstances they chose to battle back from the brink 
  • Why writing her new fiction novel ( out June 21, 2022) was important and how Chris shows up on pg. 367
  • How she is a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and her hope for the novel's effect on the hate in the world 
  • Why she believes that Christianity is often wielded as a weapon against marginalized communities and why she believes there is a seat for everyone at the table - because love wins. 


 My website "The Leftover Pieces; Rebuilding You" is LIVE and that means my different SUPPORT SPACE Options are available & much more coming! GO THERE TODAY TO FIND ALL OF THE THINGS I OFFER

Go DIRECTLY to my SUPPORT page here where you will find  registration for my online support groups for moms

My first two books (tools I am creating for you!) in the "Facing Life After Suicide" series are available on Amazon

If you, or someone you know, is struggling  with suicidal thoughts PLEASE reach out:
The National Suicide Lifeline is there for you

IN a crisis you can also TEXT--->
TEXT the word "HOME" to 741741 in the USA
in Canada TEXT 686868
in the UK TEXT 85258

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