News of Interest: Mormon Actress & Grieving Mom Creates Poignant Video

[June 18, 2018 — Church News, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints] In New Video Shares How LDS Actress Found Peace after Losing Son to Addiction, news contributor Savannah Hopkinson updates the story of Shaunna Thompson, who has spoken out about her experience of grief after her son Chase died of an overdose in 2016. The brief video, below, gets to the essence of a mother’s experience of a child dying from substance use, and Shaunna describes it as raw and says “‘it was a little hard to watch .. but that’s good. Sometimes the raw isn’t always addressed, and the ugly, dark side of it isn’t always portrayed.” In an hourlong interview with Lindsay Spear of the Everyday Mormon Girl Podcast, Shaunna delves even more deeply into the relationship between her faith, her loss, and her grief.



News of Interest” links readers to stories and information related to grief after a death from substance use.

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