I am a suicide loss survivor. My Father chose to leave this life, Saturday, January 29, 2011. He was 64 years old... I was 4o years old.
As with any suicide, my world was turned upside down and I was immediately thrust into a cycle of sorrow, trauma, ptsd, uncertantiy about my own life and watched as my family slowly disinigrated over the sorrow.
After two weeks of not being able to function or get out of bed, I heard a voice that said “get up Laura...because if you don’t, you might not ever.”
I decided that this unwelcome tragic event was not going to write my story for me.
I immediately sought out healing avenues, attended my first support group and started on a path to help empower others to heal from the loss of someone they love to suicide.
I navigated my way through with counseling, yoga, meditation, prayer, support groups, Shamanic and Native American medicine workshops just to name a few.
I didn’t realize that true, deep, meaningful and transformations healing was possible...But I am living proof that You can survice the loss of a loved one to suicide, go on to live a full and abundant life filled with Joy and Love.
I attained my certification in Peer to Peer Bereavement Group Facilitator in 2016.
My goal with this group is to create a safe place within the community for those working through the grief of surviving the loss of a loved one to a suicide through peer to peer facilitated support.
Everyone’s path to healing is different....But we ALL need support!
We are happy You are here! We look forward to Healing with You!
I have lost loved ones to suicide and survived
a serious suicide attempt - I kept a journal leading
up to my attempt and maintained it for about nine
months after my survival.
Since then I have written numerous newspaper
articles on the sadness of suicide and on the suicide
epidemic - plus short essays.
I believe my journal and articles can be very helpful
and beneficial to those who have lost a loved on to
suicide as well as those suffering from thoughts of
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San Luis Obispo County Hotline
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