Hope Illuminated


Sally Spencer-Thomas is a clinical psychologist, inspirational international speaker and an impact entrepreneur. Dr. Spencer-Thomas was moved to work in suicide prevention after her younger brother, a Denver entrepreneur, died of suicide after a difficult battle with bipolar condition. Known nationally and internationally as an innovator in social change, Spencer-Thomas has helped start up multiple large-scale, gap filling efforts in mental health including the award-winning campaign Man Therapy and was a recent invited speaker at the White House. Her goal is to elevate the conversation and make suicide prevention a health and safety priority in our schools, workplaces and communities.


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Title: Healing after Murder-Suicide -- Mother of Columbine Shooter Shares Grief Journey

Healing after Murder-Suicide -- Mother of Columbine Shooter Shares Grief Journey

December 27th, 2018

While only 2% of suicides are murder-suicides, the narrative of this tragedy dominates public consciousness. Due to the fact that the circumstances are… Go to Episode

A Journey from Suicide Bereavement to Action: Peer Support and the Warrior Ethos

December 12th, 2018

“I don’t expect my friends to understand what I’ve been through. When I’m around Veterans, like-minded Veterans, I don’t have to explain myself.… Go to Episode

The Unimaginable Grief -- Parents Bereaved by their Children’s Suicide

November 27th, 2018

When we talk about suicide bereavement, we often think about the grief part of the response, but sometimes we forget that the experience of losing a loved… Go to Episode

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

November 13th, 2018

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.… Go to Episode