In this STATE OF MIND episode Debra Sloss, LMFT is joined by guests Rabbi Lori Klein and Kara Bowman, LMFT to discuss grief following a suicide. Lori bravely shares about losing her mentally ill mother to suicide and her grieving and growing process over the 30+ years since. She describes the initial impact, and how over time she has grieved, and learned to shape the meaning of these experiences in more helpful ways. Lori reflects on her own grief process, as well as what she has seen in her many years serving as an oncology hospital chaplain. Kara Bowman, a Hospice therapist and grief and suicide specialist, contributes many insights about grief, about the ways many people grieve in general and specifically following a suicide. Join us for this beautiful story that travels the distance from tragedy to hope.

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Resources & Links:

Hospice of Santa Cruz County   831-430-3000
https://www.hospicesantacruz.org

WINGS Support Group for Sucide Survivors
https://afsp.org/support_group/wings/

Suicide Prevention Service Santa Cruz   831-459-9373
[email protected]

Handbook for Suicide Survivors
https://www.suicidology.org/Portals/14/docs/Survivors/Loss%20Survivors/SOS_handbook.pdf

American Association of Suicidology
https://www.suicidology.org

NAMI-SCC: National Alliance on Mental Illness – Santa Cruz County
https://www.namiscc.org
Office: 831-824-0406
Help Line: 831- 427-8020

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
https://www.nami.org

BOOK: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison

BOOK: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery


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