February 17, 2022
Years ago I went through a period of deep depression.
It was so severe, I could barely get myself out of bed each day. I cried nonstop and felt like I was living in a black hole with dark thoughts.
I didn’t want to ask for help.
But with a strong push from my mom, I finally did.
That was 20 years ago, when mental health wasn’t a subject we talked about the way we do now.
That’s due in large part to brave souls like Ginger Zee, who are helping to normalize conversations about mental health.
Ginger is the Chief Meteorologist for ABC News, a mental advocate, and a bestselling author.
Her newest book, A Little Closer to Home: How I Found the Calm After the Storm, is her second book to address mental health and it’s one in which she goes even deeper than before.
She shares very personal struggles, the trauma from those life experiences, the process of healing, and why healing is a life-long journey.
I can relate to so many aspects of Ginger’s story, which is why I was especially honored to have her as my guest on the latest episode of #TheWomensEye podcast.
Her raw and powerful honesty has helped lessen the stigma surrounding mental health issues and talking about trauma.
She tells me about how examining her own trauma has helped her learn to process it, rather than delete it, which has led to a lifelong journey of healing.
Ginger shares with me some of the tools she’s learned in her own healing process.
She also discusses why she believes suicidal ideation should be taken seriously, and why we must continue the work to make the process of finding help and the access to resources like therapy and correct diagnosis easier for people.
Listen now to my important conversation with Ginger Zee. You can listen to
The Women’s Eye podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher.