16 episodes

Hi, I'm Chris. In 2014, I zig-zagged across the country on my somewhat trusty motorcycle to meet, interview, and learn from other men who have navigated their path of grief, healing, and manhood in the wake of their father's suicides. These episodes feature their stories and insights.

Devastatingly, suicide is the tenth leading cause of reported death in the United States, with over 41,000 people taking their own lives each year. This project aims to reduce the shame and stigma for survivors of suicide, and improve our ability to support the millions who live in the wake of it.

Please have a listen and share with your loved ones.

Fatherless by Suicide is a collaborative storytelling project by and for sons whose fathers died by suicide. Fatherless by Suicide Series by Chris Michael

    • Personal Journals

Hi, I'm Chris. In 2014, I zig-zagged across the country on my somewhat trusty motorcycle to meet, interview, and learn from other men who have navigated their path of grief, healing, and manhood in the wake of their father's suicides. These episodes feature their stories and insights.

Devastatingly, suicide is the tenth leading cause of reported death in the United States, with over 41,000 people taking their own lives each year. This project aims to reduce the shame and stigma for survivors of suicide, and improve our ability to support the millions who live in the wake of it.

Please have a listen and share with your loved ones.

    Episode 15 - Jeremy Michael Huff

    Episode 15 - Jeremy Michael Huff

    This episode features Jeremy Michael Huff. We met back in New York City and conducted this interview four months after Jeremy's father died. Have a listen.

    Fatherless by Suicide is a collaborative storytelling project by and for sons whose fathers died by suicide. More stories and info at www.fatherlessbysuicide.com

    • 24 min
    Episode 14 - Barely Making it to the Pacific Ocean - Reflections

    Episode 14 - Barely Making it to the Pacific Ocean - Reflections

    In this episode, I reflect on making it (barely) across the country, the lessons I'd learned along the way, and my confusion about what I should do next.

    Fatherless by Suicide is a collaborative storytelling project by and for sons whose fathers died by suicide. More stories and info at www.fatherlessbysuicide.com

    • 11 min
    Episode 13 - Luke Stark

    Episode 13 - Luke Stark

    This episode features Luke Stark, who was 26 at the time of our interview. He lost his father five years before we recorded this episode -- to the day. Have a listen.

    Fatherless by Suicide is a collaborative storytelling project by and for sons whose fathers died by suicide. More stories and info at www.fatherlessbysuicide.com

    • 29 min
    Episode 12 - Doug Vincent

    Episode 12 - Doug Vincent

    This is an interview with Doug Vincent, who lost his father when he was in his late teens. In this powerful, touching interview, you'll hear about, "A Day for Grace," the play that Doug wrote about his father's life and death. To learn more about Doug and his work with Boulder StoryHealers, visit http://www.boulderstoryhealers.org

    Fatherless by Suicide is a collaborative storytelling project by and for sons whose fathers died by suicide. More stories and info at www.fatherlessbysuicide.com

    • 28 min
    Episode 11 - Returning Home and the Room Where My Father Died

    Episode 11 - Returning Home and the Room Where My Father Died

    In this episode you'll hear my own story of returning home to Kansas to visit my father's grave - and try to visit the room where he killed himself.

    Fatherless by Suicide is a collaborative storytelling project by and for sons whose fathers died by suicide. More stories and info at www.fatherlessbysuicide.com

    • 20 min
    Episode 10 - Chad Reynolds

    Episode 10 - Chad Reynolds

    This interview is with Chad Reynolds, who was 42 when we conducted this interview. He lost his father when he was thirteen years old.

    We met in Columbus, Ohio on a humid, Sunday, summer afternoon. I learned a lot from Chad and how he understood his father's mental illness. Our conversation inspired me to visit my father's grave in Kansas, which I was trying to avoid.

    Fatherless by Suicide is a collaborative storytelling project by and for sons whose fathers died by suicide. More stories and info at www.fatherlessbysuicide.com

    • 34 min

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