The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations

Movies, Series & Documentaries; About Suicide Loss & Grief

September 26, 2022 Melissa Bottorff-Arey Season 4 Episode 8
The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations
Movies, Series & Documentaries; About Suicide Loss & Grief
Show Notes

We regularly find suicide as a subject matter on TV and in film these days...or at least more than we did once.  I am going to dive down the rabbit hole to  talk about my suggestions and cautions - and a few hard "no's".

When you watch movies with a theme toward suicide or death, does the content activate you or help you? Since the reasons these films,  or shows, are made can be so diverse - to educate, to cause fear or shock or disgust, or even to provoke or bring about change and awareness - so are our reasons for choosing, or not choosing, to watch them.

Today, I explore and discuss just some of the current choices out there.  Be sure to also check out  the two episodes from past seasons and here's the link to the Hallie Twomey episode that I mention as well

 I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHICH ONES YOU HAVE SEEN AND YOUR TAKE - from ANY of the episodes! Or others you would recommend to watch - or not to watch! I will also disclaim this episode as I do all others - take that which serves you and leave the rest. We are all on a very individual journey, and at different spaces inside of each journey.  My heart and thoughts are always with you. 

The shows/movies that I discuss  are not linked, you will have to search them to see where they might currently be available or streaming. - it changes too much to keep up): I am listing them in the reverse order I talked about them but am listing them by category as I mentioned in the episode:

I Recommend: 

  • The Bear (series) 
  • Scattering CJ (documentary)  
  • Reservation Dogs (series)
  • Mare of East Town

I recommend WITH Caution (aka "Maybe : depending on you and your place in grief)

  • Facing Suicide (documentary)
  • Those Left Behind (movie)
  • Joe Bell (movie) 
  • CAKE (movie)
  • I Love You, Now Die (documentary)

Probably a "No"  for me: 

  • Girl from Plainville
  • Grief (Indie film)

Honorable Mention for "Grief" as the subject:

  • The Starling
  • Rabbit Hole
  • This is Where I Leave You


My WEBSITE  "The Leftover Pieces; Rebuilding You"  is where ALL THINGS are to be found - including moms support groups, links to my books and grief growth tools plus resources for all survivors and more. Please reach out to me if you know of someone that I should talk to or if you yourself would like to have a conversation around the suicide loss and grief space.. I am always looking to connect and continue the conversation.

If you, or someone you know, is struggling  with suicidal thoughts PLEASE reach out:
The National Suicide Lifeline is there for you OR 988

TEXT the word "HOME" to 741741 in the USA
in Canada TEXT 686868
in the UK TEXT 85258

And Grievers, I am always here. You can find me on  at The Leftover Pieces

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