Choose Don't Excuse
Episode 53

53. More Open Arms Less Iron Fists - loving through suicide

Jody & Judie Sedrick published on

This week we discuss curve balls that life consistency throws at you. One of the biggest curveballs you can face is a loved one attempting to commit suicide. Join us as we have a very heartfelt discussion, and explore our own experience with suicide. We’ve learned from very personal experience that it affects everyone in the family.

Show highlights:

  • Fun curveballs - Starting something new
  • The challenge of learning something new
  • Learning how to handle the unexpected “curve balls” of low
  • Two people very close to us trying to hurt themselves even trying to commit suicide
  • The assumption they are doing it to hurt others.
  • Judie’s struggle with depression - not able to control internal anger and irritability
  • Feeling like you failed as a parent
  • Jody’s first experience with suicide - the death of his uncle
  • We have to be willing to have the discussion
  • There may be accusations, self-doubt and guilt 
  • Extend the arm of love not a fist
  • We need to be gentle, kind, patient and full of grace to each other

Resources:
Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255
Website suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Thank you for joining us every week!

Mahalo!
Jody & Judie Sedrick

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