9 episodes

Welcome to Unseen Pain! Join us as we delve into the profound stories of resilience, healing, and hope. In each episode, we invite courageous individuals—family members touched by impactful events—to share their journeys through challenging circumstances. From navigating the aftermath of serious incidents like murder, sexual abuse, hate crimes, domestic violence, disappearances, to wrongful convictions, our conversations aim to shed light on the human experience amidst adversity. Together, we explore the transformative power of mental health, coping mechanisms, and the inspiring paths toward healing. Tune in as we honor these narratives of strength, empathy, and growth.

Unseen Pain Emmily Weldon

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Welcome to Unseen Pain! Join us as we delve into the profound stories of resilience, healing, and hope. In each episode, we invite courageous individuals—family members touched by impactful events—to share their journeys through challenging circumstances. From navigating the aftermath of serious incidents like murder, sexual abuse, hate crimes, domestic violence, disappearances, to wrongful convictions, our conversations aim to shed light on the human experience amidst adversity. Together, we explore the transformative power of mental health, coping mechanisms, and the inspiring paths toward healing. Tune in as we honor these narratives of strength, empathy, and growth.

    Heartbreak and Healing: Lisa Robinson's Journey Through Tragedy

    Heartbreak and Healing: Lisa Robinson's Journey Through Tragedy

    This episode features Lisa Robinson, whose life was forever changed on June 13, 2014, when her daughter, Aja Dawn Robinson, was tragically murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Lisa shares her journey through the heartache of losing Aja, the challenges of seeking justice, and the ongoing struggle to heal. Join us as we discuss the impacts of domestic violence, the importance of advocacy, and the enduring love of a mother.

    Episode Resources:
    Angels For Aja: https://angelsforaja.com/

    If you would like to share your story, please reach out at unseen.pain.podcast@gmail.com. I am licensed in California, Georgia, and Iowa as well as a telehealth provider in the state of Florida. If you are interested in learning more about therapy with me learn more at my website. Website: mindfulsolutionscorp.com

    Check us out on social media!
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61553687167242
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unseen.pain.podcast

    • 38 min
    A Mother's Relentless Pursuit: Stephanie Belgard's Story

    A Mother's Relentless Pursuit: Stephanie Belgard's Story

    In this powerful episode of "Unseen Pain," we sit down with Stephanie Belgard, the mother of Courtney "Coco" Belgard, who was just 19 years old when her life was tragically taken. Stephanie shares her journey of relentless advocacy, the emotional toll of living without answers, and the eventual relief of finding justice for Courtney. This episode delves into the impact of a cold case on a family, the power of persistence, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and her daughter.

    Episode Resources:
    Parents of Murdered Children (POMC) website: https://www.pomc.org/
    Real Life Real Crime Podcast with Woody Overton: https://redcircle.com/shows/real-life-real-crime

    If you would like to share your story, please reach out at unseen.pain.podcast@gmail.com. I am licensed in California, Georgia, and Iowa as well as a telehealth provider in the state of Florida. If you are interested in learning more about therapy with me learn more at my website. Website: mindfulsolutionscorp.com

    • 41 min
    Behind the Barbed Wire: Mental Health in Correctional Facilities

    Behind the Barbed Wire: Mental Health in Correctional Facilities

    In this episode of Unseen Pain, join us as we delve into the complexities of mental health within correctional facilities with licensed mental health therapist, Alicia Cadiz. Discover firsthand insights into the challenges and triumphs of working within the prison system and explore the critical role mental health support plays in the lives of incarcerated individuals. Don't miss this enlightening conversation shedding light on an often overlooked aspect of our justice system.

    Alicia Cadiz, LMHC - Alicia is licensed to see clients in the state of Florida.
    Website: www.healingwithalicia.com
    Instagram: @Heal.with.alicia
    Email: aliciacadiz.therapy@gmail.com

    If you would like to share your story, please reach out at unseen.pain.podcast@gmail.com.

    I am licensed in California, Georgia, and Iowa as well as a telehealth provider in the state of Florida. If you are interested in learning more about therapy with me learn more at my website.

    Website: mindfulsolutionscorp.com

    • 34 min
    A Father's Quest for Justice: Harley Feldman

    A Father's Quest for Justice: Harley Feldman

    In this emotionally charged episode of Unseen Pain, we delve into the journey of Harley Feldman, father of Allison Feldman, who tragically lost her life to a brutal act of violence. Join us as Harley courageously shares, from the devastating discovery of Allison's murder, the DNA evidence, to the ongoing quest for justice. We explore the profound impact of the case on mental health, the relentless pursuit of advocacy, and the complexities of navigating the aftermath of such a heinous crime. This powerful conversation sheds light on the enduring resilience of the human spirit and the unwavering commitment to honor Allison's memory.

    Harley Feldman's contact information (put with his permission):
    harleyfeldman@gmail.com or 612-840-1774

    Parents of Murdered Children (POMC) website: https://www.pomc.org/

    If you would like to share your story, please reach out at unseen.pain.podcast@gmail.com. I am licensed in California, Georgia, and Iowa as well as a telehealth provider in Florida.

    • 29 min
    Missing Persons Research Hub

    Missing Persons Research Hub

    In this episode, we delve into the intricate dynamics between law enforcement and families of missing persons. Lorna Ferguson, a Criminologist specializing in police responses to missing persons, offers unique insights into how these interactions can exacerbate stress, victimization, and trauma for loved ones left behind.

    Lorna Ferguson/Missing Persons Research Hub email: missingpersonsresearchhub@gmail.com

    Missing Persons Research Hub For Families and Loved Ones: https://www.missingpersonsresearchhub.com/forfamiliesandlovedones

    Ambiguous Loss: https://www.ambiguousloss.com/

    Missing Persons from the Families Perspective blog by Maureen Trask: https://www.missingpersonsresearchhub.com/post/missing-persons-from-the-families-perspective

    Maureen Trask Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaureenTrask
    https://twitter.com/MaureenTrask/status/1738420205913514182

    https://www.academia.edu/41995080/Missing_Persons_Recommendations

    • 33 min
    Lost but Not Forgotten: Heather Shtuka's Journey

    Lost but Not Forgotten: Heather Shtuka's Journey

    In this episode of "Unseen Pain," Heather Shtuka bravely shares her journey since her son, Ryan, went missing in February 2018. Despite tireless efforts and unwavering support, Ryan remains missing. Join us as we delve into the emotional toll of unresolved loss and the resilience of a mother's love in the face of unimaginable challenges.

    Get involved with the Missing: Ryan Shtuka facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/2052336918380120/
    Instagram Community:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/2052336918380120/
    To learn more about Ryan's disappearance:
    https://ryanshtuka.com/
    Get Heather's book:
    https://heathershtuka.com/

    If you would like to share your story, please reach out at unseen.pain.podcast@gmail.com. I am licensed in California, Georgia, and Iowa as well as a telehealth provider in the state of Florida. If you are interested in learning more about therapy with me learn more at my website: mindfulsolutionscorp.com.

    • 36 min

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Fantastic, insightful topics of discussion to learn from and how to relate to those whose hidden scars may look similar to ours. Thank you, Emmily, for sharing this hope with the world.

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