Crystal shares the impact of losing her sister by suicide and the process of working through the grief that led her to start not one but two businesses in honor of her sister.
What you will learn, though, through Crystal's episode, is that the loss of her sister was not the first. It was actually one of three within a short period of time. And, if there's one thing that I've learned through the work that I do and conversations for this podcast, it's that grief isn't a one-and-done experience. We often have many losses or grief-causing experiences that all blend into one another. And, there are ripples of each and every loss. We touch on this, too, in this episode, including how Crystal talked to her then three-year-old about the death of her aunt.
Through Scattering Hope and Owl and Thistle, Crystal reaches both those who have lost a loved one by suicide and those who feel disempowered or at a loss to help those struggling with depression and/or suicidal ideation.
Through her work, Crystal has brought panels of experts, including myself, to share on topics that embody a variety of areas of mental health.
If you wish to reach out to someone struggling that you care about, check out Owl and Thistle. And, if you are wanting to learn how to navigate this kind of loss, check out Scattering Hope.
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