How To Deal With Grief and Trauma

55 Emma Payne | Dealing with Suicide Partner Loss Led to the Development of Help Texts

October 23, 2023 Season 6 Episode 55
How To Deal With Grief and Trauma
55 Emma Payne | Dealing with Suicide Partner Loss Led to the Development of Help Texts
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About this week’s episode 

Emma lost her husband Barry through suicide. In the first part of the episode, Emma candidly shares how she dealt with his death while living in a foreign country, without any family around. She describes how people reacted to the suicide and stopped being in contact with her. Ten years after Barry’s death, attending their best friend’s funeral she reconnected with so many people and one after the other apologized for not knowing what to say or do. This meeting changed Emma’s life and led to the creation of Help Texts, which supports grievers after all kinds of losses. I’m not easily recommending grief resources, but I will absolutely put my hand up for this amazing support and have provided my expertise and the content of my grief books to be used in Help Texts. So I am a proud supporter – Go check out Help Text here: helptexts.com/griefandtrauma and get a discount if you’d like to sign up. 

About this week’s guest 

Emma Payne is a seasoned technology entrepreneur and MIT graduate who started building online communities before Netscape was born. She is the founder and CEO of Help Texts, a game-changing SaaS, short for software as a service, business that delivers ongoing, accessible, expert grief and mental health support globally, via text message. Every single day, Emma combines her personal grief experience and her more than 25 years in the tech space to provide people with thoughtful, practical support that really works. Straight to their phones.

Website: helptexts.com
Instagram: @help.texts
Facebook: www.facebook.com/helptexts
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/helptexts

Resources mentioned in this episode:

·      Bridging the Grief Gap (The latest book by Nathalie Himmelrich)

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