Episode 77: Katie’s Story: Living as a Suicide Loss Survivor and Creating a Community of Love, Advocacy, and Support for Others

Katie Hardy, Founder of Six Feet Over and Suck it! Suicide

Katie Hardy, the founder of Six Feet Over and Suck it! Suicide, suffered the devastating losses of eight close friends and relatives to suicide, including her own mother. A survivor of these life-altering traumas,  Katie herself found a lack of resources and suicide survival support groups, and she felt a desire to serve others who had suffered losses like hers – so, Katie made it her mission to create powerful and beautiful support for others, and she therefore she created Six Feet Over and Suck it! Suicide.

After her heroic work to found Six Feet Over, Katie was nominated and voted into the Consumer/Survivor Subcommunity on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, continuing in her work to give the support to those who were fighting to recover from the trauma of losing a loved one from suicide. Katie beautifully witnesses to the world how a woman can use her past experiences to motivate her into making a selfless, heroic impact on the world, creating something beautiful from the brokenness of her past. 

Six Feet Over, the non-profit organization that Katie created, works both to prevent suicide through support and educating individuals on the realities of the subject, and to love and serve those who have been directly affected by suicide, having lost a loved one to it. And both Six Feet Over and Suck it! Suicide, work to bring the tools to combat suicide to all walks of life, regardless of background, with a vision of creating a world in which suicide no longer exists. 

Katie joins the 1 Girl Revolution podcast to share her own life story, her personal experiences as a suicide loss survivor, the story of how Suck It! Suicide and Six Feet Over came to be, and more about the incredible work they’re doing. In this podcast episode, we also talk about mental health, suicide in the world today, and life and the struggles many are facing amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. 

This episode is so inspiring, informational, and empowering! We hope you’ll listen and please share this episode.

For more information, check out Katie’s IG LIVE conversation with 1 Girl Revolution: 

For more information on Six Feet Over, please visit their website.

To donate to help Six Feet Over and Suck It! Suicide continue their incredible work, please visit their website.

And for more information on Suck it! Suicide, check them out on:

Instagram – Suck It! Suicide

Facebook – Suck It! Suicide

If you or someone you know needs help and resources, please the Six Feet Over website.

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