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JCIP #240 – Amelia Wrighton


In episode 240 of The Just Checking In Podcast we checked in with Amelia Wrighton.

Amelia is the co-founder of mental health charity, Suicide & Co, a charity which supports those bereaved by suicide.

Amelia started Suicide & Co with her friend Emma Morrisoe, who she met whilst working in her media and marketing career and she discovered they had both lost parents to suicide.

Amelia lost her mother when she was just 19 years old and it hugely impacted her mental health and even caused her to have grief and stress-induced alopecia.

Amelia’s mother had lived and struggled with Bipolar Disorder (BD) for the time Amelia was alive.

In this episode we discuss: the journey of Suicide & Co and how she saw a gap in the mental health conversation five years ago around suicide loss, the counselling service and other services the charity provide to people.

We also discuss the importance of language around suicide in the mainstream conversation, as well as how we support others who have been affected by it.

For Amelia’s mental health, we discuss the grief of losing her mum and what it was like to live with someone with Bipolar and the differences between how it affects men and women.

We finish by discussing burnout, medication and how she manages her self-care when her full-time job is dealing with suicide and intense mental health conversations on a daily basis.

As always, #itsokaytovent

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