19 episodes

Let’s Talk About Suicide is a JOY 94.9 podcast that provides support, conversation, and comfort to people affected by suicide with a focus on LGBTI QA+ communities.

Let's Talk About Suicide JOY 94.9

    • Mental Health
    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings

Let’s Talk About Suicide is a JOY 94.9 podcast that provides support, conversation, and comfort to people affected by suicide with a focus on LGBTI QA+ communities.

    Full Interview with Peter

    Full Interview with Peter

    In this extra of the Let’s Talk About Suicide podcast, you will hear about Peter’s experience with losing his partner, Des, to suicide. This is the full-length interview recorded with him.

    Listening to this podcast may raise issues for you and if this is the case we would encourage you to contact one of the following services in Australia:



    * Qlife: 1800 184 527

    * Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

    * Lifeline: 13 11 14

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Full Interview with Lara

    Full Interview with Lara

    In this extra of the Let’s Talk About Suicide podcast, you will hear about Lara’s experience with losing her good friend, Ingrid, to suicide. This is the full-length interview recorded with her.

    Listening to this podcast may raise issues for you and if this is the case we would encourage you to contact one of the following services in Australia:



    * Qlife: 1800 184 527

    * Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

    * Lifeline: 13 11 14

    • 46 min
    Full Interview with Beau

    Full Interview with Beau

    In this extra of the Let’s Talk About Suicide podcast, you will hear about Beau’s experience with losing his partner, Geoff, to suicide. This is the full-length interview recorded with him.

    Listening to this podcast may raise issues for you and if this is the case we would encourage you to contact one of the following services in Australia:



    * Qlife: 1800 184 527

    * Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

    * Lifeline: 13 11 14

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Full Interview with Alice

    Full Interview with Alice

    In this extra of the Let’s Talk About Suicide podcast, you will hear about Alice’s experience with losing her good friend, Ingrid, to suicide. This is the full-length interview recorded with her.

    Listening to this podcast may raise issues for you and if this is the case we would encourage you to contact one of the following services in Australia:



    * Qlife: 1800 184 527

    * Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

    * Lifeline: 13 11 14

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep 14 – Remembering and Honouring Your Loved One

    Ep 14 – Remembering and Honouring Your Loved One

    In this final episode we talk about how you can remember and honour your loved one. For some people this can be difficult because maybe your relationship with the person who died wasn’t the best at the time of death or maybe because of the last conversation you had with the person. It can also be difficult because of the stigma around suicide. But we need to remember that someone is more than just how they died.

    You will also hear from the people we interviewed who lost a loved one to suicide, Alice, Peter, Beau, and Lara, about how they connect with and honour their loved ones.

    Listening to this podcast may raise issues for you and if this is the case we would encourage you to contact one of the following services in Australia:



    * Qlife: 1800 184 527

    * Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

    * Lifeline: 13 11 14

    • 34 min
    Ep 13 – The Funeral

    Ep 13 – The Funeral

    In this episode we talk about the funeral, including some of the challenges you might face both in the planning and on the actual day.

    The funeral is normally held within a few weeks of the death and it is still a very confusing and tumultuous time for everybody involved. There can be a lot of different expectations and some people might find that it is hard to truly celebrate the life of the person because of the issues surrounding the suicide. Having a funeral that is authentic to the memory of the person who died and even acknowledging the fact that the person died by suicide, although tough, might be more helpful for the community in grief. An alternative memorial service might also be what your community needs.

    Listening to this podcast may raise issues for you and if this is the case we would encourage you to contact one of the following services in Australia:



    * Qlife: 1800 184 527

    * Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

    * Lifeline: 13 11 14

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Channers24 ,

Informative, inspiring and incredibly helpful!

This podcast tackles a delicate topic with so much care and thoughtfulness from start to finish. The combination of professional and emotional experts gives it the perfect balance and together they are a font of knowledge and real-life examples of how you can navigate such a painful experience. This is a podcast for anyone who has been there or knows anyone who has and for anyone who works in areas where this topic will come up. Thank you!

Drew barr ,

Helpful

Very informative podcast for those in need. The podcast is also for those who are unaware of all the stigmatizims regarding suicide. Everyone should listen.

Booboo620 ,

Leave it to the experts

This show has noble intentions but ultimately crumbles under the weight of trying to achieve it.

It’s sloppily written and scripted, and I’m surprised JOY and Switchboard couldn’t get a stronger team behind this. The host’s tone is so detached and cold. From an editing perspective, trim the excess fat and cut this fourteen part series down to six great episodes.

The challenge here is also making a podcast without constantly saying the word ‘podcast’ and better yet, making a podcast about suicide without saying the word ‘suicide’ ad nauseam. It makes the show unlistenable.

Unfortunately for JOY this is not a great calling card for future branded podcast collaborations.

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