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What Has Helped the Most After Suicide Loss

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This  is a summary of a three part podcast series I did in early 2022 where I go "Down the Rabbit Hole" to discuss "what has helped me the most" (after the loss of my son by suicide). The series goes into all of the areas I think most grievers find themselves looking for help and comfort and healing. 


In Part 1, I talk about 'Community and Support' and what that has meant (& still means) to me as a parent who will forever grieve the loss of her son. Most of what I discuss today centers around the idea. I believe to my center that finding other grievers that know this loss, is essential to our healing. This could be a support group or maybe serving as a volunteer together. Also, it's vital that you have a support network of friends and family....but what about the ones who aren't so supportive? 

In Part 2, I talk about 'Tools and Practices' and what that has meant (& still means) to me as a parent who will forever grieve the loss of her son. Most of what I discuss today centers around the idea that early on we find the tools that work to help us to build a 'toolkit' so that we may 'rebuild' ourselves and our life. Later, this same kit will assist when we need to do back in for 'repairs' or to the add-on, or 're-model' any part of your life. I also discuss practices (aka habits) that I have put into place.

In the final part - part 3, I talk about 'Time & Self Care' and as I say in this episode, they are both relative AND relevant in this life after loss. Time can feel like it stands still and flies by all at once. Self-care is both necessary and yet often completely evades us. I hope to offer some insight and maybe some ideas that will help you in your own journey to rebuild after your loss by suicide.

For full content, and all of my thoughts, I Link the Episodes here :

Part 1 - Community & Support 

Part 2 - Tools & Practices

Part 3 - Time & Self-Care


I have included a few other links, one of which takes you to the signing up space to get started in our very own "Picking up the Pieces" Community. It's in the beginning phase so dive on in now and help to make it exactly what you need!


 My website "The Leftover Pieces; Rebuilding You" is LIVE and that means my different SUPPORT SPACE Options are available and much more will be coming in 2022

My first two books in the "Facing Life After Suicide" series are available on Amazon

The website will be at

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   at The Leftover Pieces

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