~ Putting the Pieces Back Together ~
This is lonely, but you do not have to be alone.
You've been shattered, and now you're wondering how to even begin to pick up the pieces. Come along with me to uncover your own powerful healing, to find a community that understands and even see hope for happiness in life, after traumatic loss by suicide.
Download a version of the guide FREE, “Facing Life After Suicide Loss”. May it serve as a a life-raft in the storm - a survival tool - created just parents and families, in the days, weeks and months after suicide loss.Download FREE Version HERE
Enjoy real books? You may also order a printed copy (expanded version) and any other books, journals and products - as seen in photo and found on AmazonGet the Books HERE
What are people saying about the guide and journal...
5 *s Wonderful and much needed resource "The intuitive, lived-experience compassion in each one of these journal prompts have led me to explore my emotions in a new way. This lovely book is the first one I've found that's written for the parent bereaved by suicide. We are on the outer edge of a universe that most grief guides just don't reach. My deepest thanks to you for writing this."
5 Stars. A Helpful Guide This guide is a must-have for those suffering from loss to suicide... this guide helps to recognize the tools that will be helpful in one’s grief journey.
5 out of 5. The Most Thoughtful Guide
What are people saying about the guide
. Beautiful, Easily Digestible Guide. "For those who have experienced suicide loss, this is a must read. This beautiful little gem is easily digestible for those who cannot focus on a meaty book. The layout highlights each important point, in order for you to find hope on a difficult day or during this difficult time. As a former book editor, I am impressed with the content, layout, thoughtfulness and energy behind this book. Thank you, Melissa."
Spaces to connect, & healing tools, for grieving souls
Healing Spaces - Private Community for Online Zoom Mom's Support Groups
Discovering You; Info & Waitlist for NEXT Legacy Project (starting February 7, 2024)
Centering You; Options with downloads & courses for Whole Mind-Body Healing
New episodes every week
Life after suicide loss is nothing short of a wasteland, of the leftover pieces, of your shattered heart. Listen weekly, as I have conversations with other loss survivors, healers and experts in the suicide loss/grief space. And for variety, every other week I go 'solo', down a rabbit hole, to share my own thoughts & experiences.
All in one place for All suicide loss survivors
Resources to include ALL links from A Survival Guide
Shop - Preserve memories and find comfort here
Support you need including links to organizations across the globe
Connecting you to survivors experts, books, podcasts and more.
These are the core principles that will get you from Survival to Hope and then on into Healing. Because IS a choice and it IS possible! I did it and so can you.
- Guidance Coming together with survivors and trained experts can help weather the storms to survive, but also guide, that we may walk down a path toward hope, and from there on into healing.
- Comfort Find a community of other suicide loss survivors you can lean on who understand
- Connection Experiences, opinions and shared stories connect us all.
- Support Tapping into resources broadens the scope of our abilities and expands our possibilities for our own healing.
We SEE, HEAR & SPEAK all kinds of outdated, unhelpful, not true, and just plain not hopeful things when it comes to healing from traumatic loss to suicide. But I am here to tell you ---> together WE CAN learn to live successfully alongside of our loss!
While Melissa does hold certifications in both Grief Coaching and Funeral Celebrancy and has studied trauma-informed energy healing, don't expect to find traditional coaching here.
DO expect to find guidance, comfort, connection, and support...a true companion in your life after loss. This is a lonely place, we need each other.
After suicide loss, picking up the pieces and rebuilding is both brave and scary.
"I want to grow forward...to live in the sunshine of my child’s life, not the shadow of their death."
What Fellow Grievers are Saying About the Support Community ...
" I lost my 25 year old son to suicide October 8, 2020. I am so sorry you are here, a club none of us wanted to be a part of. Our children were not supposed to go before us. I found Melissa's podcast (which has been extremely helpful); and it was through her podcast and her Leftover Pieces Instagram account that I found out about her "parent support" zoom group. The first 1 I attended was on the anniversary of the last time I spoke to my son. Dreading this day, I knew I needed support. I messaged Melissa and joined the group. I said nothing and just listened. What I witnessed was grieving mothers all sharing their feeling about how suicide loss of their child has impacted their life. The energy in the room was so supportive, I felt like finally I had people who understand all of this. I think it was a few times participating in the group before I really opened up. Now I make this group a top priority in my healing...you will be held, you will be seen"
"I have been listening to Melissa's The Left Over Pieces Podcast for the last 6 months. I find her voice so calming and healing and her podcasts have helped with my healing process. Melissa is thoughtful and honest in her delivery and her messages are therapeutic. I have joined her Zoom group which I highly recommend for any mom who has lost a child to suicide. I love the community spirit."
Connect with Me
Do you want to learn more about which option(s) will offer the most power in your own healing, or rebuilding, journey after loss?
Are you interested in being a guest on "The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations" podcast? This is the best place to start.
I look forward to talking with you.
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