Very few things in life could be more traumatic or horrifying than discovering a suicide.
Remember how shocked we all were back in August of 2014, when police announced that legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams was found by his personal assistant, having committed suicide.
There are so many factors to consider in that case, but I remember that when this happened, I kept thinking about how that person, his assistant, felt as she entered that room and discovered him on that Monday morning. She had worked with him for over 20 years, and it was more than just an employer – employee relationship. They were also close personal friends. It’s hard to imagine going through something like that.
Our guest today is Liz. She has experienced this as well. But the suicide she discovered was not her boss, or just a close friend. It was her husband.
Going through that would be bad enough. But for this podcast episode, Liz has even another story that is almost completely unrelated to her husband’s suicide. She’s been through a lot, and now she works trying to help people who have gone through similar tragedies. Check the show notes for links to her book, and the work she’s doing.
A warning: this episode contains descriptions of graphic violence against a child. It’s definitely not suitable for everyone.
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Special thanks to J.T. Tschirhart for doing the voiceover for the message from Levi Aron.
Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255 – available 24 hours a day, every day