Roses Radio is a podcast series of open and frank discussions with courageous people who have a lived experience of suicide. We hope the conversations help those who are trying to understand suicide and for many, to understand their own experience. Each podcast has it’s own unique perspective and all encompassing view of suicide irrespective of the place from which you view it. Join us today for a deeply personal and sometimes confronting journey that we hope will leave you feeling inspired and uplifted.
Andy Marriott has seen the subject of suicide from all perspectives. As a police officer for 16 years, Andy personally witnessed suicide and the impacts that it had on communities and families. It was guys like Andy that would knock on the family door. Andy speaks about the prevailing stigma in the police force around suicide and the mechanisms that were in place to cope with the trauma. Andy never foresaw a time when a young officer would knock on his door to tell Megan and he, of the tragic lose of their son Glen. He speaks candidly about that time and the drive he has to remove the word "committed" from the conversation around suicide. There is wisdom to be gleaned from listening to this passionate man.