Nov 14 2023
A Journey Through Loss, Guilt, and the Light Beyond
In this emotionally charged episode of "Rising Beyond the Shadows," our guest, Tressa Larson, shares a deeply personal journey through the heart-wrenching experiences of three individuals reaching their breaking points. At just nine years old, Tressa faced a profound revelation about her grandfather's dark secret, a disclosure that tragically led to his decision to end his life.
The heartache continued when her estranged father, who had only recently re-entered her life, was found with a fatal gunshot wound. The weight of loss and grief carried on as Tressa navigated the complexities of her mother's mental health struggles, culminating in a chilling encounter where she intervened just in time to save her from a life-threatening situation.
In the spirit of healing, Tressa opens up about releasing guilt, understanding the signs of someone in crisis, and the urgent need for open communication about mental health. Join us for a raw and impactful conversation as Tressa bravely shares her story, aiming to break the silence around suicide, promote awareness, and encourage empathy in our communities.
The text hotline mentioned in the podcast: Text "Hello" to 741741
Mental Health and Trigger Warning
Before we kick off today's episode, we want to let you know that our conversation might touch on some sensitive topics related to mental health and suicide. We could be sharing personal stories, discussing emotions, and covering things that might be unsettling for some.
We believe it's essential to talk openly about mental health and suicide, but we also want you to feel safe and comfortable while listening. If at any point during this episode, you start to feel uncomfortable or upset, it's absolutely okay to take a break or skip ahead.
Your mental health matters a lot, and it's totally fine to put you first. If you ever feel the need, don't hesitate to contact a mental health professional or a support network if this episode brings up any concerns for you.
Your well-being is super important to us. So, if you or someone you know is currently dealing with mental health challenges, we strongly recommend seeking help from a professional or reaching out to a mental health support resource. You don't have to go through this alone, and there are people who can assist you.
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