This episode features Dr Omar Reda, an author and consultant psychiatrist who devoted much of his career to helping people recover from psychological trauma caused during the Libyan civil war. And has said that he loves working on the front lines, taking care of the voiceless, the forgotten, and those living in the shadows and on the margins of society. Yet he also acknowledges the multitude of more subtle ways that trauma can show up in our lives. In his book, Untangled, he explores the impact that trauma can have on children and their families while emphasizing the capacity that we all have to heal even from extreme adversity through shared courage and compassion. Dr Omar moved from Libya to the United States in 2002 and currently lives in Oregon with his wife and their three daughters where he works as a psychiatrist for the nonprofit - Providence Health system.
This episode was edited and produced by the show's launch producer, Aisha Chowdhry.
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