#18 - Losing Both Parents as a Child

Season #1

Joe tells his story of losing both his mother and father to suicide before he was 11 years old. After over 30 years of coping with a generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, a divorce and the stress of being a professional business man, Joe and I discuss important areas of mental health, business and suicide loss, including:

  • The significance of trauma after suicide loss.
  • The needs of teenagers when faced with suicide loss.
  • The physical effects of depression.
  • How Joe coped as a teenager through snowboarding, friendships and music.
  • How the COVID lockdown helped Joe make healthy life choices in business.
  • How Joe managed his panic attacks.
  • Empathic leadership.

A story illuminating the possible effects of suicide loss on a child and a growing man.


Please listen with care and know there are people out there that can help and support you. 

Within the UK: 

Samaritans - Free on 116 123 

Suicide&Co - Free on 0800 054 8400 Mon-Friday 9aam-9pm 

Within the US: 

Suicide Hotline: Free on 1-800-273-8255 or text 742741 

Anywhere else in the World:

Suicide Grief Support

Contact me here: [email protected] and we will see what is available in your country.

Or find me on Facebook - Suicide Grief Support

Or Instagram - Suicide Grief Support


To find Joe:

Joe on Instagram

Data Gives Back on Instagram

Data Gives Back website

Seasons Centre for Grieving Children

Curse of the strong book