Show 190 What is Trauma Part 2 With a Side of Grief

This is the second episode about trauma and the connection to grief and anxiety and how some of the symptoms of trauma and grief are similar to anxiety.
For those of you joining us on the road via Spotify, welcome. I am a fellow traveler on the anxiety road, sometimes a step ahead or a beat or two behind.
The goal of the podcast is to share what I have learned and continue to learn about having an anxiety condition or disorder. I am not a medical or mental health professional. I am a fellow traveler who has experienced some of the frustrations and blocks to treatment. I want your path to be a bit easier than mine.

If you need support please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

Sacramento Bee news article about the training of mental health nurse practitioners

CBS Denver has a story about a proposal to require annual mental health checkups as a part of having insurance.

California Health Care Foundation's fact sheet about the mental health nurse practitioners training.

Hospice Foundation of America page on What is Grief? and An Introduction to Grieving.

Therapy apps services Talkspace and Betterhelp

For whoever needs to know this, there is a magazine called Still Standing. The publication is for grieving parents and those that want to support them. There is also a Facebook Still Standing support group.

Show 183 a brief mention of the movie Honey Boy and a look a phone assistance warm lines.

From the radio and podcast On Being with Krista Tippett, there is a 2013 conversation with Bessel van der Kolk called How Trauma Lodges in the Body. You can listen or read the transcript of the recording.

Audio publishing company Sounds True has two items from Dr. Peter A. Levine, the first is his book on Healing Trauma, which can be downloaded as an e-book and a self-guided video course that talks about the connection between anxiety, depression and other symptoms.

Michelle Rosenthal article on on The secret to processing PTSD grief is learning to mourn.

The music this week is Prohibition Blues from


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