I’ve Lost a Friend to Suicide

October 18, 2022

Episode 244

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Description:  Mil-Kid, Katie Faye, discusses the impact of losing a friend to suicide and how she learned not only to survive but to grow from the experience.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Maxwell-Gunter Spouses Club.



Show Notes:

National Alliance for Children's Grief


Call or Text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org

Live Through This: Suicide Attempt Survivor              https://livethroughthis.org/

Mental Health America:                                                                                  https://mhanational.org/back-to-school/young-people-lose-someone

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):  Family-to-Family Program, Mental Health for Military Families                                https://nami.org/Support-Education/Mental-Health-Education/NAMI-Homefront

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE):

Grief Support for Suicide Loss Survivors


Suicide Attempt Survivors                                                   https://988lifeline.org/help-yourself/attempt-survivors/

MCEC Wellbeing Toolkit



Bio: Sue Lopez

Sue is an Active-Duty military spouse (25+), parent of two adult children, and a licensed school counselor who takes pride in being a resource for military-connected students and families in transition. Families rely on Sue for her compassion, knowledge, and empathy as she has personally experienced 14 PCS relocations, 6 deployments, and one unaccompanied tour to the Republic of Korea. 

She holds a Master of Science in School Counseling. Her professional license 20+ years of education experience has yielded a unique set of skills and knowledge regarding state and national policies that impact military-connected students during times of transition to include academic transcript evaluation, enrollment, and graduation as well as social-emotional supports.   

 Prior to her role as an MCEC Instructional Systems Designer, Sue used her field experience as a Military Student Transition Consultant to inform and establish the MCEC Military Student Consultant role.  As and MSTC, Sue provided one-on-one and small group transition counseling services to military-connected students and their families at seven middle and high schools. Additionally, she provided district-wide professional development and enhanced community relationships with instillation command, community stakeholders, school administrators, and district faculty.    

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