In episode 116 of The Just Checking In Podcast, we checked in with Lesley Roberts.
Lesley is a mother and author of ‘A is for Alex’, which documents her journey of grief and losing her eldest son Alex to suicide.
Alex took his own life when he was 23 years old, two years after he was circumcised aged 21. Clinicians advised him to do this to treat a medical condition he had called phimosis.
Alex’s suicide shattered Lesley’s life and the lives of her other children. She wrote this book as a way of channelling her grief and to help any other parent who might have lost a child or how to support their children who may have mental health difficulties.
In this episode we discuss how Alex came into the world and her journey of motherhood, the events which transpired which led to Alex’s death and how she has tried to navigate life after his passing.
As always, #itsokaytovent
You can buy A for Alex here.
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You can also contact Lesley via email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRIGGER WARNING: This podcast contains a deep and detailed discussion about grief, loss and the suicide of a loved one, which some listeners may find extremely upsetting or distressing, so please listen with caution.