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Let's get comfy with the uncomfy.

Taboo Topics Rebekah Thomas

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Let's get comfy with the uncomfy.

    Pediatric Brain Cancer with Hannah Thomas

    Pediatric Brain Cancer with Hannah Thomas

    TW: cancer, mention of child death

    OH HEY! This is a decently special episode- it is actually the first one I ever recorded and the only one I recorded IN person. It was spur of the moment so the audio is a little off, but most of it is solid and of course, the content is important! PEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER YO! Medulloblastoma!

    There are lots of organizations Hannah and I touch on, listed below!

    https://childrenwithhairloss.us/about-children-with-hair-loss/

    https://fleeceandthankyou.org/

    https://www.wishuponateen.org/

    https://www.gktw.org/

    and those stats-

    https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/medulloblastoma-childhood

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Child Neglect, Adoption, and the Foster System with Rachel Burgess

    Child Neglect, Adoption, and the Foster System with Rachel Burgess

    TW for this episode: child neglect, mention of child abuse, adoption, foster care

    This episode is OH SO IMPORTANT. Join in on this conversation with myself and the wonderful Rachel Burgess. This episode may be heavy, and I must admit I did not add some of my usual humour, just because the subject matter is sensitive. But this is what Taboo Topics was made for... Please, make the effort to take a listen!

    For my non-US friends, some of these programs definitely look different, but I encourage you to listen anyways!!

    Contributing sources and resources: 

    https://www.adoptuskids.org/meet-the-children/children-in-foster-care/about-the-children

    https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/outofhome/foster-care/

    https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7119_50648_7193---,00.html

    Michigan CPS: 855-444-3911

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/healing-together/202001/14-signs-you-were-parentified-child#:~:text=Parentification%20is%20when%20a%20child,referee%20in%20their%20parent's%20arguments.&text=Kids%20that%20were%20parentified%20often%20need%20inner%20child%20work.

    https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/adjustment-disorders#:~:text=An%20adjustment%20disorder%20is%20an,three%20months%20of%20it%20happening.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Cystic Fibrosis and Mortality with Steven Strickland

    Cystic Fibrosis and Mortality with Steven Strickland

    TW: cystic fibrosis, mortality/death

    What an episode! Tune in to a conversation all about cystic fibrosis, navigating those challenges, and what to do when you know your time is limited. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and it will probably be exactly the thing you need right now. Talk about an expansion of perspective!

    Giant Helmet! Go buy a mini-stick! https://www.gianthelmet.com/

    Great resource to learn more about CF: https://www.cff.org/

    Grief resource: https://www.griefincommon.com/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Codependency with Christine Stover

    Codependency with Christine Stover

    TW: Codependency

    Codependency is a complex thing, and I think more common than we all think. A lot of behaviors that are destructive to people fall under this umbrella, we just don't realize it. Do you struggle with pouring out of an empty cup? Does your worth come from helping others? Do you give people authority over you and pity them at the same time? Whether the answer is yes or no, listen in to this intriguing conversation and broaden your understanding!

    Resources:

    Codependency Anonymous: https://coda.org/

    Codependent No More by Melody Beattie (and other things by Melody!)

    Trauma therapy info/find a specialized therapist: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/trauma-and-hope/201905/working-real-trauma-therapist

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Depressive Fantasies with Ryan Donathan

    Depressive Fantasies with Ryan Donathan

    *Warning* This episode is explicit.

    TW: Depression, anxiety, suicidal ideations, depressive fantasies

    Join in on my discussion with my good friend Ryan about our messed up fantasies we have to escape/change our own realities~

    Some statistics and resources:

    From the Anxiety and Depression Association of America:

    Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
    GAD affects 6.8 million adults, or 3.1% of the U.S. population, yet only 43.2% are receiving treatment.
    Women are twice as likely to be affected as men. GAD often co-occurs with major depression.

    Major Depressive Disorder
    The leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15 to 44.3.
    MDD affects more than 16.1 million American adults, or about 6.7%of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year.
    While major depressive disorder can develop at any age, the median age at onset is 32.5 years old.
    More prevalent in women than in men.

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (available in English and Spanish)

    Crisis text line: Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Taboo Topics: A Teaser

    Taboo Topics: A Teaser

    Introducing... my podcast, Taboo Topics!

    Taboo Topics is dedicated to normalizing conversations around those topics that society deems uncomfy. I believe it is so important to share stories, expand perspective, and educate people on the complexity of these things. Each episode will feature a different taboo topic coming from the experience of a wonderful human being and I cannot wait to get started! Thanks for the support and as always, stay uncomfy, my boo thangs!

    Trigger warnings for this episode: domestic violence

    • 8 min

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