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The First Year; Survival & Beyond

Season #1 Episode #7

The mini "Down the Rabbit Hole " Episode touches on the 'shoulds' & (possibly) 'shouldn'ts' of the first year(-ish) while you are in survival mode. I offer my own perspective & my advice based on my life, beliefs & experiences, but that's all it is … the ladies opinion.  As with everything you hear on my podcasts, please take that which serves you & leave the rest. I hope you will find something of value & I am so sorry that you need to be here, but so honored you are here. Talk soon!

Here I link you straight to the AFSP "I've Lost Someone" page … feel free to explore the rest of the site AND be sure to look for the next Out of the Darkness Walk in your area. Start a team in honor of your loved one & attend. These are very powerful events & you will be so glad you went.

Here is a (somewhat) comprehensive list of books on Alliance of Hope's website:

 Books for Survivors of Suicide Loss

I would add Your Grief, Your Way
AND (if you have children in your life) Goodnight Mr. Vincent Van Gogh

You can find & connect with me at:

The Leftover Pieces Instagram
The Leftover Pieces Podcast Webpage

Life after suicide loss is nothing short of a wasteland of the leftover pieces of your shattered heart, of your former self. Join Melissa, a mother who lost her 21 year old son Alex to suicide, as she has real conversations with other loss survivors, awareness advocates & mental health experts looking to explore the questions we all seek the answers to. Come along as we delve into areas such a trauma, hope, stigma & shame; all while learning to live with grief -not get over it. We hope you will your grief 'toolbox'  with useful tools and finding,& learning to love, your new self … & more.

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