As we end the year 2019, co-hosts Helen Choi and DJ Chuang talk about how the holiday season brings up all kinds of mixed emotions from family memories past and expectations for the present and future. We explore how forgiveness and grace are vital to the journey of healing.
Trigger Warning for this episode names the painful and traumatic things that have happened to people. Nothing graphic, but the mere mention of those categories can be triggering for some. Naming the pain is an important step towards erasing shame.
We are genuinely sorry for the pain and trauma that has happened to you. We believe you have the strength to survive, to heal, and to thrive when you experience the power of forgiveness and grace.
Holiday Depression and Stress (WebMD)
How to practice forgiveness for a healthier and happier holiday – Methods to improve your emotional health and time with family and friends (CBC Life)
Season 4 Episode 1 of Erasing Shame – back story of Helen Choi and DJ Chuang
California Peer-Run Warm Line – To talk to a Warm Line counselor when you need emotional support. They provide assistance via phone and web chat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need. People can call or text (855) 845-7415 from 7AM-11PM Monday through Friday, 7AM-3PM Saturdays and 7AM-9PM Sundays.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line – text HOME to 741741 in the USA, Text 686868 in Canada, Text SHOUT to 85258 in the UK, text SPUNOUT to 086 1800 280 in Ireland; more to come in Australia, South Africa, Latin America.