Resources for You; Help Along the Way
Resources to help you find the support you need and to get you connected to other suicide loss grievers and communities. You will also find Podcast, Apps & Media to interact with. My recommended reading list includes Books, Journals & Cards. I've also provided a list of professionals offering Support, Healing & Coaching, and lastly some incredibly helpful National Organizations.
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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.Get Free Version of Guide 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 Amazon Books HERE
Find Comfort & Connection with items designed specifically for grievers AND one-of-a-kind artisan pieces to memorialize our loved onesGO to SHOP HERE
The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations Podcast
Listen to conversations of loss and grief after suicide. This podcast is about surviving life after suicide loss which nothing short of a wasteland of the leftover pieces of your shattered heart. As the host, Melissa, a mother who lost her 21-year old son Alex to suicide in 2016, has real conversations with other loss survivors, healers and mental health experts. There are also shorter. solo episodes where she shares her own thoughts & experiences in this journey so far. She explores relevant topics and asks the hard questions we all need to talk about and hear answers to. Nothing is 'off limit' as she delves into all areas of this grief such as trauma, hope, healing, self-care, & stigma. Melissa believes that we learn to live alongside our grief, not get over it.
Melissa wants to help others, like herself, go from surviving to finding a life with meaning, maybe even happiness, amid their own leftover pieces.
All There Is with Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper takes us on a deeply personal exploration of loss and grief. He starts recording while packing up the apartment of his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt. Going through her journals and keepsakes, as well as things left behind by his father and brother, Cooper begins a series of emotional and moving conversations about the people we lose, the things they leave behind, and how to live on - with loss, with laughter, and with love.
Scattering CJ the Film
When seemingly happy, travel-infatuated CJ Twomey violently ended his own life at age 20, his family was plunged into unrelenting grief and guilt. In a moment of desperate inspiration, his mother Hallie put out an open call on Facebook, looking only for a handful of travelers who might help fulfill her son's wish to see the world by scattering some of his ashes in a place of beauty or special meaning.
Scattering CJ had its World Premiere at the Camden International Film Festival in September 2019 and will continue to screen and raise awareness for suicide prevention in communities around the world
(Resource for ALL survivors and awareness advocates)
Insight Timer YOGA App
#1 FREE app for sleep, anxiety and stress.
This is a GREAT place for meditations, sleep help, sound healings, music, etc.
(Resource for ALL survivors )
Not Allowed to Die Podcast with Dan Maigler
As a therapist I have only one rule: you are not allowed to die. On this podcast I will answer questions about therapy, mental health, coaching, or anything else folks want to pick my brain about. I bring 20 years and over 1000 clients worth of experience and hopefully some humor.
Grief Seeds Podcast
Intuitive Grief Guide and author Shelby Forsythia offers insights, reframings, metaphors, and visualizations to plants seeds for your healing in life after loss. Because even through grief, we are growing.
(Resource for all survivors - host lost her mother to cancer)
Two Inches Off the Ground Podcast
Join the amazing host J. India for an awesome adventure where the metaphysical meets the practical.
Being enlightened is just like the everyday experience but two inches off the ground, says Zen master D.T. Suzuki. In this podcast, join the collective consciousness to raise your vibration and begin to live your life two inches off the ground.
(Metaphysical Resource for ALL)
Good Mourning Grief Podcast
"Through our podcast and Instagram community, our purpose is to provide comfort for others who’ve experienced loss, or be a helpful resource for those supporting someone who is going through a difficult time. Whether you have experienced a big loss, or are somebody's support person, or just want to prepare yourself for when grief strikes, our content will educate and inspire you. This is candid talk for modern grief."
- Co-hosts Imogen & Sally
(Resource for all survivors - both hosts lost their moms and one of the co-hosts lost her mom to suicide in 2020)
Suggested Reading for Suicide Loss Grievers
(All are linked to Amazon but many may be available on Audible as well)
A Survival Guide: A Guide to Help through the Early Days by Melissa Bottorff-Arey
The Story of Your Survival; A Guided Journal to Navigate these Dark, Stormy Days by Melissa Bottorff-Arey
It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand by Megan Divine
What Suicide Left Behind by Linzi Meaden
Goodnight, Mr. Vincent Van Gogh by Lindsey Doolittle (a must if you for children)
Your Grief, Your Way: A Year of Practical Guidance and Comfort After Loss by Shelby Forsythia
Permission to Grieve: Creating Grace, Space, & Room to Breathe in the Aftermath of Loss by Shelby Forsythia
Diary of a Broken Mind AND Emotionally Naked - Both Books by AnneMoss Rogers
You're Not Crazy, You're Grieving by Kelli Nielsen
Shattered: From Grief to Joy After My Son's Suicide by Rebecca Tervo
Grief Reiki by Sharon Ehlers
Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief by Joanne Caccitore
Mount Hope a fiction novel of Hate & Healing by Kellie Woolf (former podcast guest & grieving mom)
LINKS to ALL of the Resources listed in "A Survival Guide; Facing Life After Suicide Loss"
What to Do When Someone Dies: A Checklist (from Ever Loved)
Your To-Do List After a Loved One Dies from VeryWellHealth
The "I've Lost Someone" Page on AFSP.com
Grief Support for Suicide Loss Survivors from S.A.V.E.org
After a Suicide Resource Directory from PersonalGriefCoach.net
Zoom online web portal for meetings and more connections
No One Should Be Blamed for Suicide by N.A.M.I.
Fingerprint Jewelry and Keepsakes by Legacy Touch
The Ties That Bind Us: Personal Stores at N.A.M.I.
Top Chef Meals Customizable Prepared Meals. No subscription. No commitments
Freshly: Balanced meals for busy lives. Delivered to you fresh, not frozen
What Does Grief Mean? by LovesLivesOn
INSIGHT TImer App: LIVE Yoga from the worlds best teachers ALSO for MEDITATION and more
Our Mission is to Save Military Lives!
HicksStrong Inc. aims to do this by linking veteran & active-duty service members with confidential mental health therapists via telehealth and we cover up to 24 sessions.
(Resource for military survivors and awareness advocates - especially military, veterans or family)
Beginners and Grievers Yoga. Nourishing, Body, Mind & Soul.
Yoga is not about touching your toes, it is about what you learn on the way down.... it can be yours too.
Erin is a passionate Yoga teacher who has been practicing and teaching since 2009. Her classes are trauma-informed and are gentle and mindful. She also holds grief retreats in Mexico.
Paradisium by Linzi Meaden
This is 'The Paradisium Tree of Hope & Healing'
An Online Programme
How To Let Go of Guilt, Anxiety & Overwhelm After Suicide Loss
Your Wellbeing Matters.
When we experience traumatic loss and complex grief, it's critical that we look after ourselves more than ever before.
Dr. Lenore Matthew, PhD, MSW
Dr. of Social Work | Evidential Psychic Medium | Evolving Young Widow
Trauma & Grief Specialist * Evidential Psychic Medium * Young Widow & Survivor of Suicide Loss
Melding science and spirit to help you heal through trauma and grief, and find your soul path forward.
Rebecca Jax Holistic Healing
Rebecca is an Integrative Somatic Trauma therapist specialising in guiding those impacted by Traumatic Grief and Suicide Loss. She works with various potent Holistic Healing Modalities that meet on all levels of Mind, Body and Soul.
Rebecca is also a Breathwork Healer and Kundalini Activation Facilitator living in Bali.
Her biggest passion and mission in this life is to help others heal, guide them home to themselves and become self-resourced mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
AFSP National Website
“I’ve Lost Someone”
With AFSP, you are not alone. Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.
(Resource for ALL survivors and awareness advocates)
Suicide Survivors; The ties that bind us
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
(Resource for ALL survivors and awareness advocates)
Changing the Conversation about Mental Health
Active Minds is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults
They are dedicated to saving lives and to building stronger families and communities. Through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on young adults ages 14–25, Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the United States.
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
works to prevent, treat, and cure anxiety disorders and depression.
ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through the alignment of science, treatment, and education.
Lose a loved one to suicide by firearm?
The Everytown Survivor Network is a nationwide community of survivors.
Survivors working together to end gun violence. The Survivor Network connects survivors to each other, amplifies the power of survivor voices, offers trauma-informed programs, provides information on direct services, and supports survivors who choose to become advocates.
(Resource for ALL survivors and awareness advocates - especially those who have been impacted by firearm loss)
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