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Welcome to the podcast BLENDING THE FAMILY

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Mar 25, 2022

Why talking about suicide with my son was so important, even though it was difficult.

 

Debby Waldman was born and raised in Utica, New York. She has a journalism degree from Syracuse University and an MFA in creative writing from Cornell University. She has been a newspaper reporter, a college instructor, and a radio researcher. Since marrying her Canadian husband and moving to his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, in 1992, she has raised two children and freelanced for publications and websites including The New York Times, the Washington Post, People, Parents, Publishers Weekly, and NBC-Think. She has also written a half dozen books for children and co-written two editions of a book for parents of children with hearing loss. As the daughter of a man who died by suicide and the mother of a son who wanted to, she is passionate about promoting suicide prevention and good mental health. You can find her sharing her articles and making snarky comments as DebbyJW1122 at Twitter and sharing photos of landscapes, baking, and her dog on Instagram at debojw60.

 

"Four years ago, our 20-year-old son was admitted to a psychiatric hospital after trying to kill himself. That night, my husband implied that I bore some of the blame."

“You kind of normalized suicide because you talked about your father all the time,” he said."

Here is the link to Debby's article.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/why-talking-about-suicide-my-son-was-so-important-even-ncna1288704

 

 

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Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.

 

 The author of the book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads." "Why not you, "Why Not Me" and His"new dad's, "My Dad's Advice "t 5:04 AM," are coming out in 2021. He has written for The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. A husband to Ann. 

Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net

Contact him at

 Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q

 

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Anyone considering suicide should contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat with someone live on its Website.

 

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