Podcast hosts, Samantha Bennington and Pamella Jean developed a life-long friendship after meeting in the late 1990’s. They always knew their special friendship would stand the test of time, but they never anticipated sharing a tragic bond of each losing a family member they deeply loved to suicide.
Their podcast (named after Pamella’s brother Steven who took his life) aims to provide coping tools for people experiencing helplessness who are dealing with suicide loss, fears a loved one is contemplating taking their own life or a person with suicidal thoughts that may feel too paralyzed to reach out for help.
Some of the references mentioned in the podcast.
- ASQ Suicide Screening Tool
- Children, Teens and Suicide Loss – What to say to child if they have lost someone to suicide. Scripts for each age group
- 13 Reasons Why Study that shows suicide rates increased after the show aired
- 13 Reasons Why Article by me