Julia Wilkinson + losing a child to suicide 


Julia’s son, Kyle, died by suicide at age 22. Steph found her on the writer platform, Substack, where she writes about mental illness, suicide, and alternative treatments for depression. She wrote about recent statistics: “Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people in the US — those ages 10 to 14 and 25 to 34.” Did you know that nearly 800,000 people a year die by suicide worldwide?

How do we change this number? Could an answer be to bring more awareness to alternative treatments, methods, and therapies? We discuss this in-depth in the episode. Julia wants more awareness of a topic we do not talk about enough. So here we are, doing what we can.

This episode may be hard to hear but it’s important for us to listen. We discuss her experience working with doctors and the healthcare system when it comes to mental illness and how she would do it differently if she had another chance with Kyle today.



This podcast has mature language and content. Moms ears only — don’t have this one on with your kids in the room. These are our opinions and experiences as moms, take what you like, or leave it. Don’t be thinking we’re telling you what to do. Seek professionals, do your research, and call the experts for help.

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