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.

Life After Suicide ABC News

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    • 4.7, 248 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
248 Ratings

248 Ratings

junebug58465 ,

Thank you

When I lost my brother to suicide in January, I immediately wanted to learn all I could about suicide - I read, I went to support groups, I talked with my therapist, anything I could do to find out about what had taken my brother and to find people who I could relate to. When I searched for podcasts, I was surprised that there wasn’t much out there on the topic. Thank you, thank you for starting this podcast to openly speak about this issue that is still unfortunately surrounded with stigma perhaps because of the unknown - so much is yet to be discovered and understood. I especially related to so much in the 2nd episode - beautifully done. I too do not want my brother’s death to be for nothing - I am trying to be an advocate for suicide awareness and feel that the stigma can be lessened little by little just by people talking about it more. As my family and I adjust to our new normal, please know this podcast will be playing a much-needed role in our healing.

UPDATE: it’s been 7 months since I lost my brother to suicide, and I find myself going back to episodes 2 and 6 with Chloe and Dr Simring and Rabbi Kirshner when I need to hear reassurances that I’m not alone in how I feel. Thank you for those. A note on how not all of the episodes deal with suicide directly - at first I felt similar to some of the other comments asking for you to get back to only suicide, but I’m just so grateful for those two episodes alone and I realize that the other episodes are no doubt helpful for other listeners. I appreciate the initial season of this podcast and hope more episodes are to come.

Pattycaker62 ,

Deceptive title

This podcast was specifically supposed to be about surviving the loss of a loved one to suicide. After 3 episodes, it went far off course and I have no idea what it’s about now. I fear this podcast was only a vehicle for the host to sell her book based on the loss of her ex-husband.

Jmeegs ,

Love this Podcast

Thank you for creating this podcast. I know for myself, I search everywhere for stories of what other survivors went through and how they’re getting through life and learn to live again. I lost my longtime bf of 20 years 9/18/18. He struggled for years with mental illness and addiction. I would love to hear more on the whirlwind of emotions experienced after suicide when there was so much pain leading up to it. Also more on becoming the “sole” parent. I became obsessed with my own mortality, like I can’t die, my health etc. The pressure is immense. I have to be here for my children. Thank you so much! I’m looking forward to season 2!

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