podcast 4: a story I carry

Hey, there, it’s Eve.

This story took a lot for me to tell. I struggled with it for a long while. I worried that other people would be triggered by it. I worried that some people would be offended. I worried that the message of @thosewecarry would be lost.

I tried to tell a different story.

But it wouldn’t let go of me. I feel…I’ve been telling everyone to be brave, to be kind, to embrace their fears and vulnerability. That there’s strength in it. I can’t keep saying that with nothing to back it up. I felt that people deserve to know why I’m so adamant about it.

You deserve to know why and how I know.

So now I’m sharing it with you. I want to warn you, this is hard stuff. If you can’t or don’t want to listen, don’t. I won’t judge you for that. Only you know what you can bear.

Trigger warnings for child sexual abuse, self-harm, suicide.

Resources:

In the US: RAINN

In the UK: Safeline and Mind

In Australia: Blueknot and Braveheart

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my first podcast

Hey, you.

Welcome to my very first official podcast. It will take about seven minutes out of your day. I know, a lot of people expect the 30 minute to an hour range, but I have ADHD and I really can’t hang in there that long.

This podcast is based on the theme of caring for each other, which–if you follow me on twitter at all–you know is my passion. I firmly believe that the standard you walk past is the standard you accept, and if we want the next generation of medical professionals to thrive, we have to teach them how to care for each other.

Notice I didn’t say they needed to learn how to take care of themselves. That’s an important distinction. The push lately by the healthcare industry has been to encourage self-reliance and self-care and self-advocacy. All of those things matter. They are all important.

What’s more important to me is the community we create around us. The bonds of friendship. The social networks that nourish and feed us. That’s what this podcast is about.

In this, the first episode, I skip the warm fuzzies. Sorry if that’s not what you’re accustomed to. We’re all in this together. Let’s care for each other.

Resources*:

In the US: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

US Veteran’s Affairs: https://www.linesforlife.org

In the UK: https://www.samaritans.org/

In Oz: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/national-help-lines-and-websites

and: https://mhfa.com.au/mental-health-first-aid-guidelines

*by no means exhaustive. If you know a good resource for your area that you would like to see here, comment below.

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