In this conversation, I talk to Lindsey Doolittle, a suicide (police sergeant's) widow, a loss survivor, but also an advocate and an activist, an artist and an author. We discuss how her husband's police department shunned and shamed her, where she found hope, and how she is living with her loss while providing meaningful support to others now. There is a LOT to take away from this conversation!
In Lindsey's own words... "I choose not to sweep my husband’s suicide under the rug. I’ll never get over his death, but I can get through it..by speaking out and raising awareness."
Here are all of the websites and more we talked about during our conversation
Get her children's book "Goodnight Mr. Vincent Van Gogh" here on Amazon. (This book is also a part of the permanent collection at the Vincent Van Gogh library in Amsterdam! :)
Above The Rug Advocate, Activist, Suicide Loss Survivor (Lindsey's website including links to her social media, etc)
Blue H.E.L.P Honoring the Loss of Police Officers who have died by Suicide
Through This Together (Online Support) A Journey Through Grief Together
SASS-MoKan Suicide Awareness Survivor Support serving Kansas & Missouri
N.A.M.I National Alliance on Mental Illness
If you or someone you know is struggling PLEASE reach out & talk to someone
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
And Grievers, I am always here. You can find me on Instagram at The Leftover Pieces