Ep. 86 Suicide: Surviving the Aftermath: Part 2


The story of my long journey of healing after my father’s suicide death – told in a series of 8 episodes.

Part 2: The Funeral


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This episode consists of:

  • My father’s funeral
  • The surprising number of visitors who attended the funeral
  • Stories of my father that were shared after his death
  • Information about suicide and men facing retirement
  • Guilt and grief felt by suicide survivors
  • My encounter with a meadowlark at my father’s graveside
  • An excerpt from the song “Scary Monster” by Gia (my daughter who was present at the graveside as an infant)
  • A message of hope for those grieving a suicide and for anyone who might be considering suicide at this time:

Please don’t give up. There is light in the darkness, there is love for you, there is grace. I have survived and I am here to spread hope.


Please call 1-800-273-8255 for help if you are thinking about suicide.

Click here to talk with someone now.


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1 thought on “Ep. 86 Suicide: Surviving the Aftermath: Part 2”

  1. Wow, that was just incredibly awesome! What a story! And what a telling! Thank you! Really beautiful, moving, truth outstripping fiction. Not only have you done the service of sharing your story with heart and depth and revealing the wonder and mystery of your dad, you have given others such as myself something to be grateful for.

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