In this very first episode on the podcast, I speak with Stephanie Bruder, who lost her father by suicide when she was in highschool.
Stephanie shares her story so bravely and courageously, in hopes to help other young people who may be going through the same thing.
She shares about her darkest struggles, and the moments of hope that she found in this most unimaginable loss.
Listen in as we talk about:
- How Stephanie lost her father to suicide
- The steps she took to process the magnitude of the situation
- How she dealt with processing her initial shock and anger
- What she’s still processing and grieving today
- Read about a mother’s journey after her son’s suicide: https://www.amazon.com/DIARY-BROKEN-MIND-Mothers-Haunting/dp/0998788163
- Read a touching novel about suicidality, grief, loss and healing: https://www.amazon.com/Brownstone-1-Julie-Brown/dp/109836547X/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=The+Brownstone&qid=1624729349&s=books&sr=1-5
- For other books on suicide, grief and loss, visit Susan’s website resource page: https://susanecasey.com/resources/
Youth Hotlines: Do you need help working something out? Do you want to talk to someone who understands, like another teen?
USA Youth Resources:
- Text “TEEN” to 839863. Peer counselors are available from 6:00pm to 9:00pm PST
- CALL (310) 855-HOPE / (310) 855-4673 or (800) TLC-TEEN / (800) 852-8336 toll-free in the United States and Canada. Open from 6pm to 10pm PST every night
- USA: 1-800-273-8255
- USA Crisis Text:741-741
- Canada: 1-833-456-4566
- United Kingdom: 116 123
- Australia: 13 11 14
- International suicide hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines
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