Ashes in the Ocean -- Men and Suicide Grief: Interview with Sebastian Slovin | Episode 23

About Men and Suicide Grief

NOTE: This podcast aired on 11/13/18 at 10AM ET

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In this podcast I interview Sebastian Slovin, author of “Ashes in the Ocean: A Son’s Story of Living though and Learning from his Father’s suicide. We touch upon themes of survival, stigma and safe space and how he was able to grow up in the shadow of suicide and piece together a narrative and a life worth living. Sebastian shares to other men, “Not feeling does not work” in the grief healing journey. He talks openly and honestly about how peer and professional support — even spiritual connections — can make a big difference in letting men know they are not alone in their bereavement by suicide.

About Sebastian Slovin

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As a young boy, Sebastian Slovin lost his father to suicide, which would deeply inspire his path in life. Later, he had the opportunity to travel extensively as a professional bodyboarder. He holds a BA in Environmental Policy from San Diego State University and an MA in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego. Sebastian’s recent memoir, Ashes in the Ocean, is about living through and learning from his father’s suicide. Since releasing his book Sebastian has been sharing his story to a wide range of audiences. He has also been featured on a variety of media including National Public Radio, Fox 5 News, the San Diego Union Tribune, and numerous podcasts.

Show Notes


BOOK: Ashes in the Ocean: A Son’s Story of Living Through and Learning from his Father’s Suicide

BLOG: Men and Suicide Grief

Thomas Golden’s Book “Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing”

RESOURCE: Fatherless by Suicide — by Chris Michael

Stan Collins’s podcast on suicide grief to action

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