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Suicide Zen Forgiveness

I want to share this #GiftFromAndrea and my #gratitudeAttitude

Elaine says “I have learned that sharing your story can be a way to lighten your burden. My guests all have a story. Come listen in, it may be similar to your own story. You may find a helping of hope for you or someone who matters to you”.

In Season Two we branch out to cover mental health, depression, anxiety and all the myriad bits that make life as we know it.. challenging, some days more than others. 

Trigger Warning:

Suicide Zen Forgiveness podcast is for education only. Some of the subject matter could be triggering for those newly grieving, or in a poor state of mental health. Please call you local suicide hotline, or mental health office if you need immediate help.


Aug 10, 2021

Seth Hoffman: Grief Support Community Organizer | Orphan | Survive+Thrive | MSW | Elder Advocate | Writer | WFPB | NYC | Queer | Mindful | Lovingkindness | Grateful

Seth says,

"I lost my dad when I was 17 and my mom when I was 21. These losses sent me on a journey where I've fallen down and been picked up several times. And throughout these experiences, I always wanted to find people in my age group who could relate to me. So when I came upon this group in May of 2016 (when I was 24), I felt relieved when I went to a few meetings, and finally felt like people could relate to my experiences, especially through the context of young adulthood. This group has been one of the reasons I motivate myself to heal from and survive these losses.

Being a young adult who loses a parent or both parents, makes this transitional stage of life harder to deal with. As young adults, we are facing new experiences that can shape the rest of our lives. Some of us are in school pursuing degrees. Some of us are working in the real-world. And some of us are doing both, while dealing with the obstacles of dating and living in shared spaces."

Seth now heads up the Young Adults Who Have Lost a Parent(s) group on Meetup. It was founded as a peer-organized, supportive environment for young adults (20-39) coping with grief and loss, relating to the loss of parental figures.