Experiencing a traumatic loss complicates day to day living and grieving. Improving our response to trauma is important for creating a good quality of life. This year, it seems every week has brought new challenges to our already depleted energy and resources. In this workshop we will discuss the ways trauma appears in our lives […]
Whitney is a Research Scientist with a passion for lifelong learning. Following the suicide of her first husband, Ethan, she spent many late nights searching out and reading information about suicide. As a very young widow, she felt immediately that she would never be "normal." In the last few years, she has embraced this abnormal life and tried to use the new skills she's developed in widowhood to be a positive force in the lives of others. Whitney is always glad to connect with other widows, cat people, and widows who are also cat people.
Moderator: Whitney Childress
People widowed by suicide are invited to join us for this discussion as we acknowledge and normalize the challenges of losing a spouse to suicide and provide hope for the years following a suicide loss.
Traumatic losses often divide widow(er)s from friends, family, society, and even other widows. Negative assumptions and stereotypes about these kinds of deaths and the spouses that survive them can cause ongoing pain.