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Samantha Bennington and Pamella Jean developed a life-long friendship after meeting in the late 1990's. They always knew their special friendship would stand the test of time, but they never anticipated sharing a tragic bond of each losing a family member they deeply loved to suicide.

Their podcast (named after Pamella's brother Steven who took his life) aims to provide coping tools for people experiencing helplessness who are dealing with suicide loss, fears a loved one is contemplating taking their own life or a person with suicidal thoughts that may feel too paralyzed to reach out for help.

Steven Frain Sister Pamella Jean and Samantha Bennington

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Samantha Bennington and Pamella Jean developed a life-long friendship after meeting in the late 1990's. They always knew their special friendship would stand the test of time, but they never anticipated sharing a tragic bond of each losing a family member they deeply loved to suicide.

Their podcast (named after Pamella's brother Steven who took his life) aims to provide coping tools for people experiencing helplessness who are dealing with suicide loss, fears a loved one is contemplating taking their own life or a person with suicidal thoughts that may feel too paralyzed to reach out for help.

    How To Help Promote Suicide Prevention Month, Week and Day

    How To Help Promote Suicide Prevention Month, Week and Day

    Pamella and Samantha talk about things you can do to help spread the word that September is Suicide Prevention Month, how to focus on being kind to others and how to especially be kind to yourself. 

    Articles Referenced:
    Making Others Feel Good About Themselves (PyschologyToday.com)
    My Friend Is Suicidal, Now What? (BreakingTaboo.com

    • 15 Min.
    Interview With World Champion Surfer Keala Kennelly

    Interview With World Champion Surfer Keala Kennelly

    Pamella Jean and Samantha Bennington interview World Champion Surfer, Keala Kennelly. Keala shares candidly the times she thought of taking her life, how she has successfully dealt with her depression and what she's learned about being bipolar. 

    • 30 Min.
    Is Suicide Selfish?

    Is Suicide Selfish?

    On Steven Frain Sister's 13th podcast, Pamella Jean and Samantha Bennington discuss whether or not they think suicide is a selfish. They also share an eye opening article entitled "Suicide Is Not Selfish", which provides information on something called a suicide trance. 

    Articles: 
    Suicide Is Not Selfish (by Stephanie Chandler)
    Is Suicide Selfish? (PsychologyToday.com)
    There's Nothing Selfish About Suicide (HuffingtonPost.com)

    • 20 Min.
    How Much Do You Value Yourself?

    How Much Do You Value Yourself?

    On Steven Frain Sister's 12th podcast, Pamella Jean and Samantha Bennington discuss the importance of self-value and how it differs from confidence and self-esteem, which have a tendency toward self entitlement. Pamella also does a quiz on Samantha"Do You Value Yourself" by Rick Hanson.

    Quiz by Rick Hanson: Do You Value Yourself 
    Psychology Today Article: How Much Do You Value Yourself?

    • 22 Min.
    Why Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Groups Will Help You

    Why Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Groups Will Help You

    In Steven Frain's Sisters 11th podcast, Pamella Jean interviews Joyce Bruggeman, the Executive Director of Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSLSD.org). Joyce discusses why support groups, such as the ones that SOSLSD have been facilitating since 1981, are so essential to help survivors with their grief and how they ultimately prevent future suicides. She also openly shares the tragedy that triggered her husband to take his own life.

    Book Reference: Supporting Children After Suicide Loss 

    • 20 Min.
    "How To Talk About Suicide In A Way That's Actually Helpful"

    "How To Talk About Suicide In A Way That's Actually Helpful"

    Pamella and Samantha Discuss how they feel about the advice Lindsay G Holmes provides in her Huffington Post article "How To Talk About Suicide In A Way That's Actually Helpful"

    • 24 Min.

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