The Healing Place Podcast
Madeline Popelka – A Trauma Survivor’s Insights on How You’re Going to Be Okay
I was blessed to have engaged in a beautiful conversation with Madeline Popelka, writer, trauma survivor, and mental health, and LGBTQ+ advocate. Please join us as we discuss:
- Madeline’s personal story of PTSD and triumph
- her insights on trauma recovery
- the inspiration behind her Instagram page @healingfromptsd
- the release of her book You’re Going to Be Okay: 16 Lessons on Healing After Trauma
- and so much more!
Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunes, Blubrry, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also catch our insightful interview on YouTube.
I’m Madeline, a writer, trauma survivor, and mental health, and LGBTQ+ advocate.
Born and raised in the Bay Area, I grew up in an Asian American household where mental health was never discussed. As a daughter of a refugee, intergenerational trauma runs through my family, and I struggled with my mental health for my entire life. I thought that I was broken and damaged beyond repair, and I suffered in isolation. And when I started to experience PTSD symptoms in my late twenties, I didn’t know the first step in getting help.
Nobody taught me how to heal, and I knew I wasn’t alone. As I began learning life lessons along my healing journey, I felt an urge to share my insights so other sufferers like myself wouldn’t feel so isolated. In February 2020, I created a space for other trauma survivors, @HealingFromPTSD, which quickly became the largest trauma healing community on Instagram.
Through healing, I’ve discovered and reconnected with parts of myself, and I’ve cultivated a sense of internal peace and freedom that I’d never experienced before. I’m on a mission to help others do the same.
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