“A person never truly gets “over” a suicide loss.

You get through it day by day

– sometimes moment by moment.”

Holly Kohler

 
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Dominic Mitges

My Story Is Yours

At 19, I lost my father to suicide and struggled for years to come to terms with not only his death, but so much of my own grief.

I couldn't make sense of it all, it was so overwhelming and I found myself bouncing between anger, guilt, sadness, and being completely numb.  

After a tremendous – and sometimes very painful – on-going healing process 13 years later, and 8 years of working with both suicide survivors and people who themselves are suicidal, I have come to realize just how differently I would have dealt with my grief, and how much I wished there had been a service that could have helped me work through all facets of my grief to help me better understand my father's decision to take his life.

 
 
 
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You Are Not Alone

Grief is a process

Suicide is an incredibly unique form of loss and therefore carries with it a very unique form of grief - emotions, feelings, thoughts, and experiences that people who have never been through it could never imagine. If you are feeling:

  • Anger towards yourself, the loss, and others

  • Guilt from loss

  • Grief from questions left unanswered

  • Isolated, lost, and alone

  • Spiritually conflicted

Know that you are not alone. The immense weight from loss and grief doesn’t have to be shouldered alone.

Grief is a process: healing is too.

 
 

How My Grief Coaching Works

I decided to take all I had learned and experienced to help others avoid the mistakes I made on my journey so they can heal and find meaning and joy in life after suicide loss - yes, it is possible.  

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Coaching session are one-on-one and can be done in person or online, and through them I will help you:

01. Gain Answers through understanding

Understand some of the psychology behind suicide to help you gain insight and answers to questions that may otherwise haunt you. After losing my father to suicide, I found tremendous relief and alleviation of guilt, shame, and grief in just understanding more about suicide and the psychology behind why people take their lives. 

03. start improving your relationships

Often times, we can get stuck in our grief - I know I did. And I stayed that way for three years. It's easy to do: suicide grief is so overwhelming that it's easy to lose focus, motivation, and hope that you will ever move through it. Part of my work involves working with clients who are stuck to help them move out of the place so they can grieve as fully as possible so they can live a full life. 

02. LIVE WITH PURPOSE + FULFILLMENT

Start working through the heavy guilt, shame, and stigma behind grief that are so unique to suicide loss.  I ask questions and offer insights that help survivors gain new, more healthy and constructive perspectives of their loved one's suicide and the client's role as a survivor.

04. Improve your listening skills today

Discover and build healthy coping mechanisms, routines, and practices that help you function optimally while dealing with their suicide grief. I use a tailored approached based on each client: the stage of healing they're in, and their comfort level. This may include everything from physical exercise, to nutrition and supplementation, to body and energy work, peer support, and more.


 

 

“Grief is in two parts:

The first is loss.

The second is the remaking of life.”

Anne Roiphe

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Make The Shift Towards Healing

Whatever point you are in the healing process, whether midway or not having started yet – it all begins with one step. Know that you will be okay, know that the feelings of grief, guilt, and sadness you feel aren’t permanent: there is a brighter future where you will be okay.

I would love to hear more about your story below and help you make the shift towards healing and get back to living a full life with the right support.

 
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