The Healing Place Podcast

The Healing Place Podcast

Madeline Popelka – A Trauma Survivor’s Insights on How You’re Going to Be Okay

September 29, 2023

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, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and more, or directly on my website at 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.

My first book, You’re Going to Be Okay, was released in September 2022 (order it here!), and I have a newsletter, Lost & Found, about healing, self-discovery, and more. Sign up here.




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