Untethered: Healing the Pain from a Sudden Death

Untethered: Healing the Pain from a Sudden Death

Hosted by: Dr. Jennifer Levin

The experience of a sudden or unexpected death leaves us lost, without direction, and in unspeakable pain. Untethered: Healing the Pain from a Sudden Death is designed for those who are hurting and guides them along...

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48 - A Mother’s Reflection on the Evolution of Grief After Her Child’s Suicide: An Interview With Susan Auerbach

In today’s podcast I interview Susan Auerbach who shares the struggles her son Noah encountered before his suicide in 2013. Susan discusses the impact of Noah’s death on the different relationships in her life and how...
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47 - A Parents'-in-Law Perspective on Losing a Son-in-Law to Suicide: An Interview With Scott and Brenda Ulinski

In today’s podcast I interview Scott and Brenda Ulinksi, whose son-in-law’s suicide deeply impacted and forever changed their family. This interview is one of the few times we have explored the impact of sudden death...
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46 - The Intersection Between Public & Private Grief: An Interview With Prudence Fenton

In today’s podcast I interview Prudence Fenton, who experienced the unexpected death of her partner on Christmas Eve just prior to the beginning of COVID. Like most people who experience a sudden death, Prudence’s...
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45 - Coping With Long Term Grief After the Death of a Spouse: An Interview With Leslee Koritzke

In today’s podcast I interview Leslee Koritzke, who has been my best friend for over 15 years. Leslee shares with us what happened when her husband suddenly died over 14 years ago after playing basketball. We talk...
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44 - The Impact and Strain of Sudden Death and Retirement: An Interview With Dan Baker

In today’s podcast I talk with Dan Baker, whose wife suddenly died on the day he retired from his career in law enforcement. As with all of my podcast participants, Dan’s experiences were powerful and unique. Having...
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43 - A teenage perspective on a sudden death: An interview with Anya Millard

In the previous podcast of Untethered, I interviewed Tami Millard, whose husband died suddenly riding his mountain bike the day before their daughter’s 16th birthday. In today’s podcast, I talk with Tami’s daughter,...
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42 - The Whole Self Approach to Grief and Single Parenting: An Interview With Tami Millard

In today’s podcast I interview Tami Millard, who shares with us her grief and healing experiences after the sudden death of her husband, Kyron, and what it was like to raise her teenage daughter who was also grieving....
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41 - Meaning Making after Sudden Death: An Interview with Leading Thanatologist Dr. Robert Niemeyer

 In today’s podcast I interview Dr. Robert Niemeyer, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis. Dr. Niemeyer is a leader in the field of Thanatology, the science or study of...
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40 - The Dougy Center and Childhood Bereavement: An Interview With Dr. Donna Schuurman

In today’s podcast I interview Dr. Donna Shuurman, the senior director of advocacy and education for the Dougy Center: The National Grief Center for Children and Families. Dr. Shuurman also served as Executive...
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39 - I Didn’t Think I Would Survive: An Interview With Heather Renfroe After the Death of Her Son

In today’s podcast, I interview Heather Renfroe, whose son Adam, died by suicide approximately 15 months ago. Heather courageously shares her son’s mental health struggles, criminal background, and her beliefs about...
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38 - A Grief Professional’s Reflections on a Personal Loss: An Interview With Trauma Therapist Meghan Riordan Jarvis

Today’s podcast features Meghan Riordan Jarvis who is a clinical psychotherapist  and specializes in grief and loss using a trauma informed approach. Meghan is an author, podcaster, and advocate for change for grief...
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37 - The Impact of Syra’s Suicide on the Abiador Family Part 2: An Interview With Her Sisters, Leia and Teya

In today’s podcast I interview Leia and Teya Abiador, whose 18-year-old sister, Syra, died by suicide three years ago. Leia and Teya share their stories and experiences surrounding their sister’s suicide. The sisters...
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