Understand Suicide

Understand Suicide

By Paula Fontenelle
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Here we will create a safe community to fight the stigma surrounding suicide. I will interview specialists, survivors, and individuals who have a story to tell. We will cover a variety of themes: grief, warning signs, risk factors, contagion, youth, and most importantly, what can be done to prevent suicide.
More places to listen
Here we will create a safe community to fight the stigma surrounding suicide. I will interview specialists, survivors, and individuals who have a story to tell. We will cover a variety of themes: grief, warning signs, risk factors, contagion, youth, and most importantly, what can be done to prevent suicide.
www.understandsuicide.com

More places to listen

Ep. 5 - Support groups and grief counseling / Leslie Storm part 2
In this episode, Leslie Storm talks about grief counseling and support groups. She also shares the story of her own loss as a counselor, when one of her patients took her own life. 
25:01
November 11, 2019
Ep. 4 - Losing a husband to suicide - Interview Leslie Storm Part 1
Leslie Storm knows suicide from both personal and professional viewpoints. After losing her husband to self-inflicted death, she became a grief counselor and a facilitator of suicide support groups in Portland, Oregon. In part one of this interview, she talks from the perspective of a survivor, highlighting the events that led to her husband's death to how friends and family reacted to it.
26:11
October 26, 2019
Ep. 3 Religion and suicide - Interview with Dr. Rand Michael
Dr. Rand Michael is a clergy person, a counselor, and was a professor for twenty-six years. In this interview, he talks about the importance of listening to someone's pain without judgment, regardless of one's religion or spiritual view on suicide.
31:38
October 14, 2019
Ep. 2 - Interview Mindy, who lost daughter to suicide
Mindy lost her daughter to suicide in 2017. She shares her grief process, what has helped her, rituals that keep her daughter present, and how her other kids have each dealt differently with the loss.
30:46
October 4, 2019
My story
In this episode, I tell the story of my father's suicide and how it affected my family. 
21:07
September 14, 2019
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