I was inspired to do this episode because of the recent death of Stephen “tWitch” Boss, and the subsequent widespread devastation and shock. Rippling through everyone’s minds was. “How could someone who spreads such light be in a place to take their own life?” Suicide is a very difficult topic to talk about, because it’s so difficult to make sense of. And it’s so hard to make sense of because we all are not in the shoes of the person who is living in such pain that death feels like the only viable option. Suicide brings so much emotion: confusion, anxiety, fears, concerns, anger, grief, sadness, and more! How do we make sense of something that is senseless? In this episode, I talk about my very personal journey and connection to suicide. My father died by suicide when I was 10 years old, and I share how this shaped my relationship to suicide, mental health, as well as giving tips and tools for how to get through a period of confusion, leaning into the unknown, as well as how to talk about suicide to kids. If you or someone you know is suicidal, please check out the resources below.