217: What if you saw the face of death?

“We are not necessarily who we think we are…There are more paradoxes in life than things that make sense.”


Today’s episode featured Kim. You can find out more about her and her writings at her Myth and Medicine blog on Patreon: patreon.com/mythandmedicine


Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits


Episode Summary: From the ashes of her own descent into severe mental illness, a nurse finds resilience to face her job’s gravest challenges.


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Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic abuse, self-harm, cutting, suicidal ideation, sexual assault, suicide attempt, drug addiction, COVID death, animal abuse and death, hallucinations of war, abduction, beating and rape, and loss of child, explicit language


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Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

Music Bed: “Union Flow” – Spuntic



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