9 episodes

Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News' Chief Medical Correspondent, draws from her own tragic experience to explore the aftermath of suicide and sudden loss, and, like her new book "Life After Suicide," the podcast is a roadmap to survival, offering inspiring insight on how to regain balance and get back to life. She speaks with people living with loss who have moved through guilt, anger and hopelessness to a new normal as well as with survivors and specialists in medicine, faith and more on how to heal from any type of traumatic experience.

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    • 4.7, 244 Ratings

Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News' Chief Medical Correspondent, draws from her own tragic experience to explore the aftermath of suicide and sudden loss, and, like her new book "Life After Suicide," the podcast is a roadmap to survival, offering inspiring insight on how to regain balance and get back to life. She speaks with people living with loss who have moved through guilt, anger and hopelessness to a new normal as well as with survivors and specialists in medicine, faith and more on how to heal from any type of traumatic experience.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
244 Ratings

244 Ratings

MP5852 ,

The best support

Hi Dr. Ashton,

I want to start by saying Thank You for having the courage to speak out about your experience. I lost my partner to suicide almost a month ago, and I found so much comfort from reading your book, and listening to this podcast. I know this is a hard subject to shed light on, but there are so many effected by this, and yet have very little resources and support. Your episode with Talinda Bennington is one I listen to quite frequently, and is a source of hope when I’m feeling confused and lost. It would be so helpful to hear more stories from widowed partners due to suicide. It feels like there are so many of us out there that just want to know that we are not alone in this. Thank you again for creating this content, and for your courage. I look forward to the next season

nlopez527 ,

Misleading

I lost my wife to suicide at 33. I was all in at first, but it’s not what I thought this would be. I appreciate her sharing her story along with her daughter, but it’s more so tailored to discuss loss and struggle rather than it entirely being about the loss of someone to suicide. To be fair, the conversations were good, but I think the title should be different. I wish there was more discussion on mental health, and the challenges people face when trying to help a loved one through their mental health struggles.

Glo Bot ,

I have been looking for this content...

I lost my younger brother in November 2018 to suicide...he is/was my buddy. I am so happy to have found this podcast because at this stage of my grief and loss I just want to know that there are others who are here with me in their own loss and grief. Also, what others think and feel and tell themselves about this incomprehensible place we now dwell. This podcast is EXACTLY what I was looking for and it brings me comfort and perspective. As it is a new podcast, I look forward to all that it will cover and perhaps help myself and others wading through the questions and confusion of loosing a loved one to suicide. Thank you Dr. Ashton and the team that is developing and producing this podcast.

UPDATE: at the time of my original review there were several episodes in the first season I hadn’t heard yet. Unfortunately the episodes get further from the subject of suicide and more into grief and loss. There are SEVERAL podcasts already available on grief. Although this is important subject matter, what makes this podcast unique (and rare) is that is is specifically dealing with suicide loss and grief and all that entails. This is a very specific subject that doesn’t get much honest coverage. Please return to the subject and bring back people (of all socio economic backgrounds who have suffered suicide loss...there is no shortage of survivors.

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