S3EP1 Just getting started, Jen’s story

Welcome to Season 3!!! We created a fun, new logo and 20 episodes recorded!  We feel like we are starting out again, like Jen, out first episode’s mom. Jen has many questions and is learning the difficulties of a parent dealing with these with issues on her own, since her husband shocking suicide in 2018.

Welcome to Season 3!!! We created a fun, new logo and 20 episodes recorded!

We feel like we are starting out again, like Jen, out first episode’s mom. Jen has many questions and is learning the difficulties of a parent dealing with these with issues on her own, since her husband shocking suicide in 2018.

Losing his dad, one of Jen’s son started down a long road of mental illness, eventually diagnosed with bipolar 1.

Dealing with many challenges over the last couple years has pushed Jen to her limits. For example, with a recent psychotic episode, Jen dropped her son off at the hospital and waited. After waiting in what seemed like forever, she found out her son was admitted and they would not share any information with her. A week passed until she did hear.

These are just some of the rollacoaster moments Jen has experienced in a short period of time. But, as Laura and Bill point out, Jen has a resiliency that comes through every word she shares.

Discover strategies for supporting your child through mental health struggles, understanding grief from suicide, and fostering resilience. Learn from Jen’s journey—a mom facing the complexities of her son’s mental illness and the aftermath of her husband’s suicide.