Let's (NOT) Talk About It Podcast - Season 2, Episode 6
Left Behind: A Story of Murder Suicide
Sara Cobb is, unfortunately, no stranger to death and grief. Her oldest brother, Stephen, died as a child
when he climbed up a power pole. He was electrocuted while his younger brother, Skyler, helplessly
watched. Skyler was never the same after that. Decades later, Sara received a call that Skyler and his
fiancée had died in a murder-suicide. This unimaginable tragedy led Sara to learn about grief counseling,
mental health and trauma in order to help others. She formed the first-ever support group for
murder-suicide survivors -- a club no one wants to belong to, as she puts it.
The episode is available to listen to on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
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Visit the Let's (NOT) Talk About It website at: https://letsnottalkaboutit.com/
It was such an honor and joy for our founder, Sara Cobb, to be a recent guest on the
"The Resilience of Grieving Podcast" with host Melo Garcia of After Chloe
Melo and Sara had a heartfelt conversation about grief, faith, family, and love. Sara shared about the
traumatic losses of her two older brothers and how her grief drove her to launch My Grief Connection and
the only known support group specifically for murder-suicide loss survivors in the US.
The episode is now live and available to listen to on Apple Podcasts and Spotify,
in time for the end of Suicide Prevention & Awareness month.
They spoke about some sensitive topics include the death of a child, murder-suicide loss,
and trauma, so please use your discretion about whether or not to listen.
Follow After Chloe on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AfterChloe
Visit the After Chloe website at: https://afterchloe.com/
Grief Refuge Podcast - How to Find Your Community of Grief Support
It’s hard to find support for your grief. It’s even harder to find a community that can provide the support you need. On this episode, host Reid Peterson interviews Sara Cobb from My Grief Connection - who is putting her heart and soul into making it easier to find your community of grief support.
Listen to full episode on Apple Podcasts at:
Be sure to download the Grief Refuge app (iOS or Android) for grief support every day.
Learn more about Reid and all of his grief support offerings at: https://griefrefuge.com/
My Grief Connection founder, Sara Cobb, was honored to be interviewed for the Faith & Grief Podcast. In the episode Sara talks about starting mygriefconnection.org, a portal for finding grief resources online and in your community, in 2019 after her own frustrating search for grief resources online. She started MGC while grieving the recent loss of her brother; both of her older brothers died over 40 years apart, one in an accident and another in a murder-suicide. Sara talks about how love and faith, and finding purpose in grief are helping on her grief journey.
*Trigger warning: death of a young child and discussion of murder-suicide loss are topics in this episode.
Listen to the episode at: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4tDjd7cqst2QWxOmatEf85
The Faith & Grief Podcast explores the intersection of faith & grief. Hosted by Shelley Craig,
program director for Faith & Grief. They hope the stories & interviews you hear provide some comfort &
hope on your grief journey. Faith & Grief Ministries is a non-profit that provides grief support
programs across the country in-person and online. Learn more at faithandgrief.org
Future Widow by Jenny Lisk - Book Buy-One-Get-One Until January 10, 2021
When her forty-three-year-old husband was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, Jenny Lisk was
thrust into the role of caregiver. In her new book, "Future Widow," she goes behind the scenes of her
tumultuous and heartbreaking journey, and asks: "Do I have what it takes to help my young family
survive my husband’s terminal illness?"
Everyone who buys the new book or ebook through January 10th can request a free ebook download to
give a friend. It's Jenny's way of giving back, and getting the book into as many hands as possible.
To purchase your copy and get a FREE ebook for a friend, visit: http://jennylisk.com/bogo
Don't forget to follow @liskjenny on Instagram, subscribe to The Widowed Parent Podcast
and visit https://futurewidowbook.com/
Visit the "Recommendations" tab to find other reading suggestions and to purchase books with the
My Grief Connection affiliate link which helps support this page.
INSTAGRAM LIVE WITH RACHEL VANNI OF "GOOD DAYS, BAD DAYS" PODCAST AND MY GRIEF CONNECTION FOUNDER, SARA COBB, TALK ABOUT HOW TO FIND GRIEF RESOURCES AND SUPPORT - 30 AUGUST 2020
In honor National Grief Awareness Day on 30 August 2020, Rachel Vanni,
host of the Good Days, Bad Days Show invited me to be a guest
on an Instagram Live event.
Rachel started her podcast in the wake of the deaths of her husband and
young daughter, 8 months apart. The Good Days, Bad Days Show is about
living your best life, even when grief smacks you in the face.
We shared lots of tips & hints about how to find grief resources in your local
area and online. We also discussed the types of support groups available,
the pros & cons of in-person and online support groups, suggestions for
where to go for legal help and support after a death, and much more.
Please share this with anyone you know who is grieving and may need
help finding support tools and resources.
Visit Rachel's website and subscribe to her podcast at: https://www.gooddaysbaddays.show/
National Grief Awareness Day 2020
Today, August 30th, is National Grief Awareness Day, which is a great opportunity and reminder to talk
about and normalize the grief experience. Maybe take a moment to reach out to someone you know who
is grieving a loss and let them know you care and they are not alone, offer support, and just listen.
If you are grieving, I encourage you to take some time today to acknowledge your own grief and all that you have lost. You might also evaluate any gains from your grief process as well, if that feels helpful. If you feel up to it, consider sharing some of your grief story with someone who may benefit from your wisdom, experience, strength and hope. Don't forget to offer yourself some extra compassion and grace for what you are going though. It's hard.
Grieving is not easy, but it is easier when we are not alone.
If you are feeling alone, please reach out for support in anyway you can.
If you need some great ideas for how to find support in your local area as well as online,
please watch the IG live that Rachel, from the Good Days, Bad Days Show, and I did today.
You can watch it here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CEhraGxHRmR/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
We hope you get some tips that will help you find support.
Feel free to reach out to either of us if you need direction with finding resources.
Grief Out Loud Podcast - Episode 152: Teenage Grief Sucks
When Natalie's dad died suddenly at the start of her freshman year of high school, she searched, but couldn't find what she most needed: a resource written for and by other grieving teens. She decided to create one launching the website Teenage Grief Sucks in March 2020 which serves as a platform for articles ranging from what it's like to go to driving school when you're grieving to tips for how teens can support their grieving friends.
In episode #152 of The Dougy Center's podcast, "Grief Out Loud," host Jana DeCristofaro talks
with Natalie about the teenage grief experience. Listen to episode #152 at
Check out Natalie's website at https://www.teenagegriefsucks.com/
How to write a good condolence card for a death in 2020 WITH JENNY LISK
In this video from widowed mom, and host of "The Widowed Parent Podcast,"
Jenny Lisk, gives us practical tips for that dreaded task of writing a condolence card.
Check out The Widowed Parent Podcast at https://www.jennylisk.com/
The Widowed Parent Podcast: Ep. 67, Pandemic Special Episode
Buffy Peters of Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss, at Hamilton's Funeral Home in Des Moines, Iowa,
and host Jenny Lisk speak about "What You Can Do, When You Can't Have a Funeral During a Pandemic?"
The Tuesday People Podcast: Dying Alone & Postponing Funerals - How Death Takes a Hit During COVID-19Read Now
The Tuesday People Podcast: Dying Alone & Postponing Funerals - How Death Takes a Hit During COVID-19
Nora Menkin, Executive Director of the People's Memorial Association and the Co-op Funeral Home
in Seattle, WA, discusses how social distancing and the prohibiting of public gatherings has affected
the funeral industry and, in turn, how people are able to grieve.
Grief Out Loud Podcast: Ep. 141, You Can't Give From Empty: Grief Professionals and COVID-19 with Megan DevineRead Now
Grief Out Loud Podcast: Ep. 141, You Can't Give From Empty: Grief Professionals and COVID-19 with Megan Devine
This Grief Out Loud podcast episode from The Dougy Center features a talk with Megan Devine
of Refuge In Grief about what it's like to be a support person in the midst of a global crisis that is
affecting us all. They discuss what's coming up around grief and self-care for Megan, the people she
supports, and her colleagues in the grief world.
Unlocking Us Podcast with Brené Brown: David Kessler and Brené on Grief and Finding Meaning
In the most recent, "must listen" episode of Brené Brown's Unlocking Us podcast, grief expert David Kessler
takes us by the hand and walks us into what he’s learned about love, loss, and finding meaning in personal
and collective grief. Listen to the full podcast episode and read about David's new book
"Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief" at https://bit.ly/2R0qdzJ
Grief Out Loud - Episode 139: Grief and Coronavirus/COVID-19 with Leslie Barber
Give a listen to this episode of the Grief Out Loud podcast from The Dougy Center as they talk with Leslie Barber, grieving widow, mom, and creator of Grief Warrior about all that the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing up in her grief and what she and her daughter are doing to navigate this new and uncertain time.
Tune in at www.dougy.org/griefoutloud - or wherever you get your podcasts.
For more grief related podcast suggestions visit the “Recommendations” tab at www.mygriefconnection.org
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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