Lola (Med Student; Brazil) was psychologically and sexually abused by a trusted family member for ten years when she was young. In her teenage years, her first romantic relationship was emotionally abusive. To top it off, in her early 20's, she was raped (TW) by a stranger. She lived in constant fear for over ten years until one day she decided she NEEDED to speak up about it (or else she might explode). Lola was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder in her 20's. She's now in medical school, soon to be a doctor, and has found healing in speaking about her experience with abuse. This is her story.
Lola also talks about:
suicidal ideation (TW),
internet support communities (instagram),
getting the wrong diagnosis,
and SO much more!
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Krystal P talks about her experience living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She explains her traumatic upbringing--alcoholic, abusive parents--and also talks about the body's response to trauma, healing traumas, putting up a tough front as a protective strategy, social anxiety, stepping outside of her comfort zone as therapy, travelling as therapy, kindness from strangers, empathy, dissociating, coping strategies (lavender), triggers, toxic people, (TW) being raped, grounding techniques and SO much more.
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Courtney Wendland returns for another chat! This time, they talk about loss, trauma and recovery. Courtney talks about the murder of her brother when she was a teenager and the effect it had on her life (then and now). She's a truly wonderful, resilient person, and this episode is a glimpse into the beautiful heart she has. We also talk about street outreach, homelessness, hatred, death, pain, physical trauma and anniversaries, what not to say to someone who has experienced a death in the family, loneliness and school, ptsd, purpose, and RECOVERY! This is a really good one.
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