On February 6th, 2019, my beautiful 13 year old daughter, Aria Joy Burch Senser, died by suicide. She was the light of my life, also for many…
On February 6th, 2019, my beautiful 13 year old daughter, Aria Joy Burch Senser, died by suicide. She was the light of my life, also for many others. Since Aria’s passing, I have done a lot of research about Youth suicide. It is now the 2nd leading cause of death between the ages of 10-24.
I’ve never really been a writer. Ironically, my background is in Mental Health. When Buggy died, this blog started off as very therapeutic. I started it in April of 2019 with the intention of writing every Wednesday. That was a tall order on me mentally, physically, and emotionally. As time went on, it got harder and harder to continue. I’ve realized that this Blog has to be as authentic as my grieving process. Sometimes, I am all in. I can be fired up by new research and knocking down government officials doors for change one day. Then the next, I have to completely disassociate myself from my reality to just get through the day.
This Blog will continue to celebrate Aria Joy, humanize suicide, and hopefully, promote change to end this growing epidemic. There are so many incredible experiences and moments I’ve been able to share. I hope when you read these Blog’s that you feel connected to Aria. She truly is an angel.
Brittani Senser, (Aria’s mom)
About the Author:
University of St. Thomas Masters in Clinical Social Work, LGSW
School Youth Preventionalist Certification from the American Association of Suicidology
Mental Health First Aid Instructor