The Healing Narratives of Suicide Loss

The Healing Narratives of Suicide Loss

Hosted by: Sue Egan

Hear stories of loss and grief through suicide - how others have healed the only way they know how. This podcast is about hope and healing. It is about reducing the stigma and helping others understand the...

Episodes

#32 - Transforming Pain into Purpose

Season #1

Cindy lost her 19 year old son, Andrew, the youngest of her 5 children, to suicide 4 years ago. Cindy speaks openly and honestly about how being a mum defines who she is and, since losing Andrew, how she has managed...
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#31 - Questioning the Legitimacy of my Grief as a Teen

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20 years ago, Nick lost a friend at high school to suicide. Nick’s friend, Zaf had struggled with what was known as Manic Depression at the time (now recognised as Bipolar) and Nick discusses the struggles Zaf faced...
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#30 - I Did the Best I Could

Season #1

This is Sara’s story of losing her son, Billy, to suicide in 2019. Sara trained to be a counsellor 20 years ago and found it helpful in staying strong and calm whilst caring for Billy during a long period of mental...
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#29 - Becoming My Own Best Friend

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Andrea lost her friend, Chris, to suicide 8 years ago. Chris had bipolar and Andrea and her family had supported him through his highs and lows. In this episode hear how: Andrea coped with telling her young children...
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#28 - Depression Was Responsible

Season #1

This is an inspiring story of hope from Bee, a suicide attempt survivor who wishes to help suicide loss-survivors heal from the responsibility and guilt they may feel. Since her attempt, Bee is on a mission as a...
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#27 - There is No Hierarchy to Grief

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Breanna talks of losing her high school friend to suicide 5 years ago and how she developed her therapeutic yoga practice to heal from her loss. Breanna’s story is full of helpful information about grief yoga and how...
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#26 - Permission to Grieve

Season #1

Olivia is bravely living with the effects of her father’s suicide attempt and has lost her Aunty and several friends to suicide. This is Olivia's story. As a clinical psychologist from South Africa, Olivia recognises...
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#25 - Talking for Erin

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Kristina from Vancouver lost her sister Erin in late 2013, 7 years at the time of recording this podcast. In this powerful episode Kristina describes how her family decided to talk about what her sister couldn’t – ...
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#24 - Making Sense of Why

Season #1

This is Jane’s story. Jane lost her husband, Terry, to suicide in November 2019 and is in the process of starting a charity in his name (TRH Charity). In this episode we discuss: • Why Jane is starting a charity. •...
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#23 - Making Time to Grieve

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It was only when Kathy lost her son and ex-husband to murder-suicide in April 2020 she realised how grief had affected her whole life. Kathy lost both her Dad and Aunt to suicide before she was a teenager and her...
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#22 - Remembering Chelsie

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Tracy lost her teenage daughter, Chelsie, to suicide 15 years ago and brings bucket-loads of wisdom to this episode. Tracy shares many things: from how it felt parenting her son through his emotional difficulties to...
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#21 - Self love is a Super Power

Season #1

Amy lost her Mum to suicide when she was 21 years old and the family didn’t speak about it, leaving her just to get on with life. It wasn’t until she was 31 years old and her grandmother died that Amy realised she...
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