Loving and Learning Through Loss with Barbara Legere

Trigger Warning: In this episode, we will briefly touch on suicide and/or suicidal thoughts during this discussion. If this may trigger extreme emotional distress for you, you should skip today’s episode. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline immediately, which is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255.

Mental illness is a topic that is still not getting enough attention despite having a huge impact on society. That makes it harder to address the serious, resulting problems, such as addiction and suicide.

In this episode, I am joined by Barbara Legere, an advocate for those suffering from substance use disorders, mental health issues, and grief. She is the author of the bestselling book “Keven’s Choice – A Mother’s Journey Through Her Son’s Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide.” She is also the co-author of the bestseller, “The Epiphanies Project – 20 Personal Revelations.” 

Throughout this episode, Barbara shares what inspired her to write her book after losing her son. She also shares the challenges that guardians caring for people with mental illnesses have to go through while seeking treatment. Additionally, she offers advice on interacting with people who have lost a loved one. 

Listen to episode 82 of Grief and Happiness to learn how writing a book helped Barbara as she went through grief! 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Why Barbara decided to write a book (02:26)

How writing a book helped Barbara (12:42)

How Barbara’s writing group helped her (13:56)

Barbara’s advice to young people with suicidal thoughts (18:33)


Book: Keven’s Choice: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Son’s Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide

Book:  The Epiphanies Project

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