Every person's journey through the grief of losing a loved one to suicide is unique, but it doesn't have to be lonely. In 2009 Michael Puldy's first wife ended her life. Michael talks about how he used his life experience with mental health challenges in his family to support his three sons and make his way through life after loss, the frustration of not being able to find people who had gone through similar experiences, and how he now helps others who have lost loved ones to suicide through their own journeys.
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Michael Puldy, CEO of Puldy Resiliency Partners, has a thirty-plus-year career dealing with disasters, crises, and crazy adventures. In his business life, he has helped hundreds of companies navigate through business disruption, computer infrastructure failures, and data loss, caused by a broad brush of reasons including human mistakes, natural disasters, and all-out cyberattacks. Through work, adventure travel, and in everyday life, we face and confront risk every day and in all sorts of unexpected ways. Sometimes the experience is amazing, and sometimes we see the darkness that exposes the core of what makes us human.
Michael Puldy is a technology executive, photographer, writer, and world traveler. Between travels for business and pleasure, he has visited over 45 countries across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas. He is also the author of The Millennial’s Guide to Business Travel: Lessons from the Next Generation of Road Warriors. He has an incredibly impressive resume of travel including visiting all 50 states, 50 countries, has flown 3 million air miles, and is a member of the Circumnavigators Club.
Michael's story of losing a loved one to suicide
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Applying the skills you have to manage your own crisis
Sharing your experience together makes everyone stronger
Finding resources to help you after losing someone to suicide
If a person is suicidal separate them from their firearms
Tips for helping children through loss
What hope looks like
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