Above Ground Podcast #195: Under Your Scars

Scars can hold us back and keep us stuck. Scars can also act as a catalyst for change and a reminder that we are stronger because we have overcome something. Sharing the stories of your scars might even plant the seed for others to bare their own scars. 

Welcome to episode one hundred ninety-five of Nippertown’s only mental health podcast from the peer-spective. This week we are talking scars. Our title was inspired by the GodSmack song of the same title. We all have them, but not all scars are visible at first glance. Scars validate our journey and offer evidence of meaning. 

That doesn’t mean that you should share the meaning of your scars with everyone. Not all inquiries require an answer.  You can even have fun with the ones that come with negative feelings or memories by coming up with an interesting anecdote or story of its acquisition. 

As humans, we need to remember that not everyone is comfortable with their scars, let own facing a barrage of questions about them. This can be a triggering experience for individuals. None of us are in the same place at the same time enough when it comes to talking about our scars. Let’s face it, and scars are often trauma induced. We aim to be trauma-informed. 

Thank you for listening to Above Ground Podcast and supporting mental health awareness, advocacy education. You can find a new episode every Wednesday wherever you pod. Join us at our favorite metaphysical boutique, The Sage’s Circle, 443 Saratoga Rd, Glenville, NY. Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 1 pm. This is our monthly Mental Health Peer Meet Up Group. Come be surrounded by others who our having similar experiences. It’s confidential, share as much or as little as you like. We can all use support at one time or another. This is a safe space for all to be supported. 

Find us at the next Upstate Punk Rock Flea Market on Sunday, March 26, 2023, from 11a-5 pm at Albany’s big city rock club Empire Live. Come down to 93 North Pearl Street Albany, NY 12207;(518)900-5900. Come down and find very cool and unique one-of-a-kind items of the often dark and macabre. Lots of items to check out and people to watch. Get on down and paint your spring with a shade of black. 

We appreciate all of your support in the way of shares, likes, follows, and donations. Continue to spread the word that everyone has mental health. It’s time to end the stigma and take care of it like it should. Until next week, get well, be safe, stay ABOVE.

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