In this episode, Margaret and Alvin, bravely shared the story of their son, Addison, who took his life in November 2019. They shared how they have coped and books that helped them in their journey. They talk about how suicide needs to be more openly discussed.
They shared books that were helpful and how they have used their pain to help teens express their creativity.
It’s Ok that You’re Not Ok by Megan Devine
Bearing the Unbearable by Joanne Cacciatore
Time Lived, Without Its Flow by Denise Riley
When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back: Carl's Book by Naja Marie Aidt
Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives by Louise DeSalvo
No Pressure, No Diamonds: Mining for Gifts in Illness and Loss by Teri Dillion
Suicidal by Jesse Bering
The Suicidal Mind by Edwin S. Schneidman