Episode 1: The Great Escape (Justin)
Justin B. Long grew up in a household where his parents’ trauma affected how he was raised. He grew up lacking self-worth and the relationship and communication skills he needed, and he did not know how to overcome his anger and negative thoughts. He tried several means of escaping the negativity and trauma in his life, including alcohol and joining the army, but when nothing else was working, he attended a 12-step meeting that changed his life forever. Listen as Justin tells the story of his childhood trauma, newfound vulnerability, and his mental health healing journey by trying things like EMDR therapy.
Episode 2: When True Crime = Reality (Ashley Michelle)
Ashley Michelle survived a horrible crime at the hands of her ex boyfriend and now suffers from PTSD. In this episode, she tells the story of her attack and what has helped her on her journey to healing. Counseling, human connection, and finding an activity that gives her peace have been critical in her mental health journey. Now, her mission is to connect with other survivors of crimes and aid in helping them to keep pushing forward instead of turning to negative ways of coping with trauma.