Jayne Amelia Larson – Losing a Loved One to Suicide and The Aftermath

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Jayne Amelia Larson - Losing a Loved One to Suicide and The Aftermath

Jayne Amelia Larson is an actress and voice-over artist, a creative content producer, and the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Driving The Saudis published by Simon & Schuster. When she was a young teen she lost her eldest brother to suicide. She realized almost 40 years later that she had not dealt with the grief until she started writing her novel, Solving For X. It is about the painful aftermath of a son suicide in the shell-shocked family left behind and his sister’s search to make sense of his decision to take his young life.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How shame, guilt, and isolation played into her experience after her brother took his life
  • How societies stigmas/misperceptions impacted her grief
  • What she and her family did to cope
  • Why it wasn’t okay to talk about how he died and how she pretended it didn’t happen
  • Why it took her 40 years to deal with her grief
  • The self-care tools she practices today
  • What her grief looks like now versus when he took his life
  • Why if she would have addressed the grief earlier on, her life would have turned out better
  • How the novel she just finished writing was a healing tool to move through her grief
  • What she wants people to know, who are grieving a loss of a loved one to suicide

Connect with Jayne:
Website: Jayneamelialarson.com
Twitter: @jadal
Instagram: Jayneamelialarson

Connect with Ashley:
Instagram: @ashleydrivard
Website: www.ashleyrivard.com