The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations

A Mother's Love is Forever; Calvin's Legacy Lives On

November 07, 2021 Season 2 Episode 21
The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations
A Mother's Love is Forever; Calvin's Legacy Lives On
Show Notes

Today, I have the unique privilege of having a conversation with a podcast listener. Vickie Stam and I began messaging earlier this year after she reached out to tell me that she was enjoying the podcast. Vickie lost her 31 year old son Calvin to suicide on Dec 9, 2019.  She is a bubbly, genuine and warm soul. It became obvious to us fairly soon after she reached out that  our sons connected us and they continue to communicate that through music shared for us! I appreciate our connection so much and am honored to share her brave journey through grief. 

If you wish to connect with Vickie, you can do so here vickie stam (@vickiestam) • Instagram photos and videos
AND her ETSY Page (
Hand crafted, one of a kind crochet apparel)  BeachButteflyStudio

Here are some links from items Vickie and discussed AND some that I am sharing per her requests Thanks Vickie!!

Matt Haig (books)
Barbara Erskine (fiction book author) - Her Author Page
Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown – Mayim Bialik   
Good Mourning – Sally Douglas & Imogen Carn
Grief Seeds – Shelby Forsythia 
Grief Dreams Podcast – Dr. Joshua Black
Life, Death & The Space Between – Dr. Amy Robbins
We Can Do Hard Things With Glennon Doyle
Death Is Hilarious – Tawny Platis
Where’s The Grief – Jordon Ferber
Grief Unfiltered – Jayme Aills
Portraits of Grief – Tiffany Bernal & Thera Storm
Drift With Erin Davis
Heavyweight – Gimlet

 My brand NEW website "The Leftover Pieces; Rebuilding You" is LIVE and that means my 2 x/mo FREE SUPPORT GROUP is available and much more will be coming in the months ahead leading into 2022

The website will be at  (naturally, right?)

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

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

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