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Susan Warner

I am an educator, wife and mother. My journey is a perfect example of life’s contradictions.  A storybook marriage of 38 years and two magnificent children, I existed in the comfort of an extraordinary cocoon of family and friends. Enter the devastating suicide of my 34-year-old son and then the subsequent death of my husband 6 months later of a virulent cancer in an eight-week diagnosis to death, my story is of acceptance, pushing on and not being defined by social emotional norms.  I am living my best life, making choices that define my “right turn” after my catastrophic loss, and characterizing a journey to self-actualization and a commitment to help others who have experienced loss. 

I am on a coaching and motivational journey to share my story and experience with anyone who has suffered loss and share my philosophy of moving “forward,” but not “moving on.”  

Susan in Newsweek

View Susan's latest article from Newsweek - My Turn - 'I Lost My Husband and Son Within 7 Months'

The pain of losing a child is unnatural and indescribable. There is a hole in your heart that will never close and never heal. I lost my son to suicide in August, 2017. But seven months later, I also lost my magnificent husband.

Read the full article at Newsweek

Latest Episode - Episode 22 – The Subject Of Suicide

Not too many people understand why a growing number of men, women and children are choosing death by suicide. The press is filled with young people and celebrities alike that take their own lives. It is now time to take a hard look at this phenomenon Susan’s 32 year old son died by suicide six years ago. Tragically her husband of 38 years died of an aggressive cancer six months later. Susan has spent the last year sharing her experiences and thoughts with others through essays, editorial interviews, podcasts and quotes from her soon to be released book “Never Say Never, Never Say Always.” It’s time for Susan to focus on the subject of suicide in ways we haven’t heard from her before. She wants to be very careful about the way she addresses the topic because she is not a trained mental health counselor. Unfortunately, she has had more personal experience in this area than many others. She wants to share her insights and clear up many misconceptions.

Listen to Susan as she shares her story as part of her coaching and motivational journey to help those who have suffered loss throught her philosophy of moving "forward," but not "moving on."