three siblings Podcast: Surviving Loss & Finding Hope
Every day, we experience a wide range of emotions that flash in our body and mind, and, poof, then they’re gone. We laugh. We cry. We are annoyed. We get angry. We are sad. Most emotions have a life cycle of a few seconds to a few minutes. External stimuli and our inside voice manufacture a cocktail of emotional states that enable us to get through each day…and life.
Then there are those emotions that have staying power. They infect us like a virus and require an emotional inoculation to remove.
Emotions such as love and grief leave indelible marks on us.
And that’s what the new three siblings podcast is about. This podcast, which began in early March, enlists listeners as traveling companions with three siblings on their personal mental health journey and the lessons learned from surviving the loss of both parents. Through their story, they openly discuss the impact of depression, suicide, and how they coped with the loss.
With diverse backgrounds and experiences, each sibling has a unique story to tell. Through their tears, heartache, and laughter, they hope to inspire and provide comfort to those who are struggling.
This podcast is three siblings, sharing their stories of survival, hope, and love.
Here’s their story in brief: In 2016, their mother attempted suicide by leaping from a parking garage and fracturing every limb in her body. Eight months after that, their father suffered a heart attack and died in the hospital. Then in the fall of 2017, their mother committed suicide.
The three siblings are Michele, a producer, singer, and DJ who lives in New York City; Tina, a contemporary artist living in Austin, and Sunny, a business professional working for Google in Austin.
Clearly, the siblings have diverse backgrounds and experiences but are connected by their shared experience of surviving the loss of their parents.
The siblings and family are Asian, bringing another level of complexity to their grief. Despite some long-standing myths, the rate of suicide among Asian Americans is less than half of the national rate.
In the first episode, which runs about 50 minutes, the three siblings explain in…