Bonnie Scarth is the Suicide Prevention/Postvention Coordinator in the Southern region of New Zealand. She received a Fulbright scholarship to study at Cornell University, where she focused on the subjective meaning-making of the lived experience of suicide and suffering. Her research has been published in international journals, and presented at conferences. What drives and informs her work is her lived experience of surviving complex trauma and PTSD and breaking intergenerational cycles of violence and abuse. Scottish by birth, she lives in Dunedin New Zealand with 4 (rescue) cats, 2 (rescue) dogs, her two children Finn and Islay, and her husband Joel.
A Portrait of Bonnie Scarth, from a November 2017 interview
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