Surviving Spouse or Partner Suicide Loss
How will I survive this loss?
When her life shifted from fairytale to nightmare due to her husband’s death by suicide, Michelle Ann Collins found herself in the darkest place imaginable, reaching for answers to questions like: How am I going to eat, sleep, get out of bed, and do all the things? As a yoga therapist and wellness coach, she had more tools than many suicide loss survivors do, and yet escaping the dark grief cave required the most excruciating work of her life.
It may feel like it now, but your life did not end with theirs.
In this book, Michelle shares the tools, insights, and practices that enabled her to drag herself out of the cave, release the mental and emotional burdens, and build a deep resilience as she climbed the mountain of grief and eventually gained enough strength to turn around and help others.
When you need to remember how to breathe, eat, sleep, or wonder if you will ever be able to move forward, open up this book and grab Michelle’s hand.
What can I do to help?
One of the most painful parts of Michelle’s journey was the realization that her friends didn’t have the information or skills they needed to help her.
When you don’t know how to help, open up this book and find the information and skills you need to support yourself and your suicide loss survivor.
Michelle Ann Collins
As the founder of Inhabit Joy, Michelle Ann Collins partners with individuals who have suffered grief, injury, or other types of loss as they recover, reclaim their wholeness, and build resilience for life’s inevitable challenges. After a series of losses, including the death of her mother, her husband’s suicide, and continued estrangements from primary family members, Michelle combined the tools she had collected as a yoga therapist and wellness coach and studies in positive psychology, neuroscience, meditation and mindfulness, and spirituality to turn post-traumatic stress disorder into post-traumatic growth and resilience. With the addition of a certification in grief education and several bestselling books in which she shares her story, Michelle is helping others transform from barely surviving to joyful thriving.
Deeply connected with the healing powers of nature, Michelle spends her leisure time hiking among the trees or paddling on the rivers near her home in Portland, Oregon.