109 episodes

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Here we will create a safe community to fight the stigma surrounding suicide. I will interview specialists, survivors, and individuals who have a story to tell. We will cover a variety of themes: grief, warning signs, risk factors, contagion, youth, and most importantly, what can be done to prevent suicide.

To contact me, send a message to pfontenelletherapist@gmail.com
Visit my page: www.understandsuicide.com
Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/2MMLBWO

Understand Suicide Paula Fontenelle

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

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Here we will create a safe community to fight the stigma surrounding suicide. I will interview specialists, survivors, and individuals who have a story to tell. We will cover a variety of themes: grief, warning signs, risk factors, contagion, youth, and most importantly, what can be done to prevent suicide.

To contact me, send a message to pfontenelletherapist@gmail.com
Visit my page: www.understandsuicide.com
Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/2MMLBWO

    Ep. 116 - How parents can help kids at risk | Nicole and Caroline

    Ep. 116 - How parents can help kids at risk | Nicole and Caroline

    My guests today are Nicole Siegfried and Caroline Nichols. In this interview, they help us figure out how parents and families can help kids who struggle with suicidal thoughts, ideation, and previous attempts.

    This interview is the fourth of a week-long series, during which I will be publishing at least one episode every day directly from the 57th conference of the American Association of Suicidology, AAS, in Las Vegas. 

    Join me daily for interviews with key speakers, researchers, and loss survivors.



    Are you looking for a suicide loss support group? Join mine, it's online. 

    See details here: https://t.ly/YsdKG



    Find Nicole and Caroline:https://lightfully.com/



    Visit my page www.understandsuicide.com 

    Enroll in my course "How to help suicidal people"

    https://bit.ly/3klNZ7n

    Find my book: Understanding suicide: living with Loss, paths to Prevention

    https://t.ly/mTxpo

    If you need to talk, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

    https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

    Phone: 800-273-8255


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    • 25 min
    Ep. 115 - Why are support groups healing? | Joan Hoff

    Ep. 115 - Why are support groups healing? | Joan Hoff

    My guest today is Joan Hoff. She has been facilitating loss groups for over thirty years, including support groups for children, families, and suicide loss survivors. Joan lost her husband to suicide and in this interview, she shares with us her experience with her own grief and why she believes in the healing power of groups.

    This interview is the third of a week-long series, during which I will be publishing at least one episode every day directly from the 57th conference of the American Association of Suicidology, AAS, in Las Vegas. 

    Join me daily for interviews with key speakers, researchers, and loss survivors.

    Are you looking for a suicide loss support group? Join mine, it's online: https://t.ly/YsdKG

    Visit my page www.understandsuicide.com 

    Enroll in my course "How to help suicidal people"

    https://bit.ly/3klNZ7n

    Find my book: Understanding suicide: living with Loss, paths to Prevention

    https://t.ly/mTxpo

    If you need to talk, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

    https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

    Phone: 800-273-8255


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    • 31 min
    Ep. 114 - When a therapist loses a client to suicide | Khara Croswaite

    Ep. 114 - When a therapist loses a client to suicide | Khara Croswaite

    My guest today is the therapist Khara Croswaite and the topic is "When therapists lose a client to suicide." What does the grief look like? Who do we go to? What helps? What about the shame of sharing with colleagues that you have lost a client in this manner? 

    Khara knows some of those answers because she recently lost a client to suicide and she has been vulnerable and brave enough to share her story and publish a book about her experience. The book is entitled “Moving from Alert to Acceptance.” (link below).

    This interview is the second of a week-long series, during which I will be publishing at least one episode every day directly from the 57th conference of the American Association of Suicidology, AAS, in Las Vegas. 

    Join me daily for interviews with key speakers, researchers, and loss survivors.



    Find her book: https://amzn.to/4byBeiR



    Are you looking for a suicide loss support group? Join mine, it's online: https://t.ly/YsdKG

    Visit my page www.understandsuicide.com 

    Enroll in my course "How to help suicidal people"

    https://bit.ly/3klNZ7n

    Find my book: Understanding suicide: living with loss, paths to prevention

    https://t.ly/mTxpo

    If you need to talk, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

    https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

    Phone: 800-273-8255


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    • 21 min
    Ep. 113 - Teen bereavement | Joanne Harpel

    Ep. 113 - Teen bereavement | Joanne Harpel

    My guest today is Joanne Harpel, president of Coping after suicide and executive producer of the film “Talking Out Loud: Teen suicide loss, a Conversation.” She lost her brother Stephen to suicide in 1993. Since then, Joanne has been working on prevention and postvention, particularly with support groups. 

    Our focus today is teen bereavement, a topic very rarely explored even here on my podcast. I watched her film at the convention and learned so much from it that I decided to share it with you, so let’s listen to her journey and how she has transformed lives since her loss.

    This interview is the first of a week-long series, during which I will be publishing at least one episode every day directly from the 57th conference of the American Association of Suicidology, AAS.

    Join me daily for interviews with key speakers, researchers, and loss survivors.

    Watch the film: https://t.ly/uCs1h

    Are you looking for a suicide loss support group? Join mine, it's online. 

    See details here: https://t.ly/YsdKG

    Visit my page www.understandsuicide.com 

    Enroll in my course "How to help suicidal people"

    https://bit.ly/3klNZ7n

    Find my book: Understanding suicide: living with Loss, paths to Prevention

    https://t.ly/mTxpo

    If you need to talk, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

    https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

    Phone: 800-273-8255


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    • 24 min
    Announcement: Daily episodes this week

    Announcement: Daily episodes this week

    This week, beginning tomorrow (Tuesday), I will be publishing at least one episode every day directly from the 57th conference of the American Association of Suicidology. Join me daily for interviews with key speakers, researchers, and loss survivors.



    Are you looking for an online suicide loss support group? Join mine: https://t.ly/gYW-G

    ⁠⁠Find my book "Understanding Suicide: Living with loss, paths to prevention:”⁠https://amzn.to/3QYe0II⁠

    Enroll in my course "How to help suicidal people."⁠https://bit.ly/3klNZ7n⁠

    Subscribe to my YouTube channel:⁠https://rb.gy/0emdk⁠

    Visit my page ⁠www.understandsuicide.com ⁠

    If you need to talk, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:⁠https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org⁠

    Phone: 988


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    • 2 min
    Ep. 112 - How can a partner help with grief? | Michelle Collins

    Ep. 112 - How can a partner help with grief? | Michelle Collins

    After a series of losses, including the death of her mother and her husband’s suicide, Michelle Collins combined the tools she had collected as a yoga therapist and wellness coach and studies in positive psychology and neuroscience to turn post-traumatic stress disorder into post-traumatic growth and resilience. 

    She is the author of two books: “Surviving Spousal or partner suicide loss: A Mindful Guide for Your Journey Through Grief” and “Supporting a Survivor of spouse of partner suicide loss: A Mindful Guide for Co-journeying Through Grief.”  

    In this interview, we focus on how a partner or spouse can help their loved one through suicide loss.

    Find Michelle: https://inhabitjoy.com/



    Are you looking for an online suicide loss support group? Join mine: https://t.ly/gYW-G

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    Find my book "Understanding Suicide: Living with loss, paths to prevention:”
    ⁠https://amzn.to/3QYe0II⁠


    Enroll in my course "How to help suicidal people."
    ⁠https://bit.ly/3klNZ7n⁠


    Subscribe to my YouTube channel:
    ⁠https://rb.gy/0emdk⁠


    Visit my page ⁠www.understandsuicide.com ⁠


    If you need to talk, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
    ⁠https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org⁠


    Phone: 988




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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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canvey chris ,

Great podcast

I absolutely love this podcast, Paula tackles the tough issues head on and normalises content so it's super relatable. It's hard to find a place where these issues are talked about so openly so when I found Paula's podcast I felt a sense of relief. Great selection of guests too.
Having BPD has been difficult to manage, I have picked up some tools to navigate from this show. I'm also in a 12 step program and this podcast has worked hand in hand with my recovery.

Thank you paula

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