The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations

Six Years Later; My Family Sits Down to Reflect

August 10, 2022 Melissa Bottorff-Arey Season 4 Episode 1
The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations
Six Years Later; My Family Sits Down to Reflect
Show Notes

Today is an extra personal episode … we are officially kicking off Season 4. This season comes out as our family hits 6 years since my 21-year-old son Alex died by suicide. For this season premiere episode, I sat down in a Zoom-style quasi-round-table-talk with (some of ) my family to revisit & review not only where we are now but also what the journey of the past 6 years has looked like for us, collectively and individually.

Surviving suicide loss is anything but easy -but doing it together helps.

In this episode, I chat with: 

  • G.R. - my husband
  • Parker - my youngest child
  • Aubrie - Parker's long-time girlfriend. (they are both 24 years old)
  • Jennifer- my best friend of 20 years. 

We talked about:  

  • The day Alex died - the feelings, the fog, the chaos 
  • The weeks that followed - survival, hyper-vigilance & more
  • The years leading up to now - how we survived, began to reengage in life, & now, how we are rebuilding from here...

 …and I think it was enlightening as well as healing on some level for all of us. I hope you take something helpful - maybe even hopeful- from it as well.  I know I sure did! 

Also,  please reach out if you want to share a guest or topic idea for Season 4 - and I am always open to feedback if you have it!

 My WEBSITE "The Leftover Pieces; Rebuilding You" support central  - MY HUB - and that means my different SUPPORT GROUP Options are available and much more will be coming in 2022 and 2023 "The Leftover Pieces; Rebuilding You"

Go DIRECTLY to my SUPPORT page here where you will find ALL of the ways to connect and find support

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 OR CALL 988

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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