Living Undeterred Podcast with Jeff Johnston and Anne Moss Rogers

podcast for suicide prevention and addiction

Listen on Jeff’s LivingUndeterred.com website and see the show notes.

Living Undeterred is a podcast created by author Jeff Johnston and founder of the Choices Network, Ltd. Jeff lost his oldest son, Seth to heroin in 2016. His personal struggles gave him the inspiration to become vulnerable and to share how he has remained…undeterred. Jeff is in recovery from addiction, and for 11 years had his own wealth management and financial show.This show focuses a lot on the intersection of mental health, addiction, and suicide. 

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Coping Strategies from people struggling with different challenges

From grieving a loss of a loved one to mental health or addiction challenges, divorce, or dealing with a life-threatening diagnosis, these are the coping strategies the emotionally naked tribe has shared. I hope you find one that works for you. Because our lives are not perfect.

About Mindfulness

You don’t have to be a Birkenstock-wearing, tree-hugging, sea turtle lover to stay in the present. Which, by the way, is the foundation of mindfulness and working through painful times. Apps like Calm and Headspace help you learn to meditate and there are many free meditations on DoYogaWithMe.com.

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Tips on how to Forgive Yourself

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Forgiving yourself doesn’t mean absolving yourself of any responsibility for past actions but rather allowing yourself to acknowledge errors and the grace to live in peace as an imperfect human moving forward.

Things happen for which you cannot change. And maybe it’s time for you to move forward and learn from errors without punishing yourself for them for the rest of your life. Because that benefits no one. Or maybe it’s time for you to jump-start that process.

Not all of these tips will be relevant to your situation, so take away that which is.

#1- Admit

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Best of 2021: A Suicide, A Mother’s Grief And A Second Act

Best of Second Act Stories for 2021

I’m so thrilled my interview with Andy Levine was chosen as the best of 2021! Pain Turns To Purpose: A Suicide, A Mother’s Grief, And A Second Act.

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Resilience, Crisis & Safety Planning Activity for Students

This is not to take the place of a suicide assessment, or professionally-developed suicide safety plan

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We are calling this activity, Resilience, and Safety Planning for Students. Access to the pdf and editable PowerPoint are below. In short, this is a simple activity you do as part of a lesson that students can take with them when they meet an emotional crisis such as parental divorce, a romantic breakup, or the loss of a loved one.

It’s probably most suitable 7th grade and up.

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Free eKit: Grief Journey in a Jar for Loss Survivors

loss of a friend, sibling, spouse, parent/grandparent, partner and more

This is the second Grief Journey in a Jar. The first one was created for those who’ve lost a child and this one is for anyone who is bereaved. (For the eKit focused on parents who’ve lost a child, go to this page.)

If you want to give someone something more meaningful and more thoughtful than a drugstore card, this is the gift to give. Ninety-six quotes and sayings reflect how we feel when we’ve been devastated by the loss of someone special in our lives. The eKit contains … Read more...

Podcast: Suicide Postvention-What Schools Can do

This podcast focuses on Postvention which is after a suicide loss.

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Postvention Guides & Article:

Free PDF- After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools- Second Edition– From NASP, NASSP, ASCA

Free PDF- Postvention Guide for Colleges – From JED Foundation & Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) Project

After a suicide at a school or college. What do you do?

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Creating a crisis safety plan. Hacks for the rest of us.

This is not to take the place of a suicide assessment, or professionally-developed safety plan

This post is about the many creative ways to apply the concept of suicide safety planning in order to support a loved one (or yourself) when they are emotionally vulnerable, in crisis, or at risk of making a decision that can result in a threat to life such as suicide or addiction relapse. We can call it the emotional crisis safety plan.

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Podcast: The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations

Hosted by: Melissa Bottorff-Arey

Includes how to get unstuck and survival tools for suicide loss. Go to the podcast website.

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