Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with Ginger Zee, ABC News Chief Meteorologist, mental health advocate, and bestselling author.
In her latest New York Times bestselling book, A Little Closer To Home, Ginger shares her deeply personal struggles with date rape, abortion, attempted suicide, and the trauma from these life experiences that so many people face.
“You can’t delete trauma from your life, but you need to learn how to process it. Everybody’s traumas are different, but our trauma healing can look the same,” she says.
This is her second book to address mental health and the follow up to her bestselling memoir, Natural Disaster, in which Ginger wrote about crippling depression, suicide, and checking herself into a hospital for mental health.
Ginger tells me why A Little Closer To Home is a story about healing, the process of healing, and why it’s a life-long journey.
Her raw and powerful honesty has helped lessen the stigma surrounding mental health issues and help “normalize” conversations about mental health and trauma.
“I think the first thing is to be honest with yourself. I always preach that that’s the thing that has saved me…I was always expert at saying Well, that didn’t happen, and that way it was me blocking it,” she explains.
By examining her own trauma, Ginger has learned to process it rather than delete it.
That, she says, has led to healing, which she considers a lifelong journey.
She shares some of the tools she’s learned in her own healing process.
Ginger also talks about why suicidal ideation should be taken seriously.
She explains why we must continue to work on making the process of finding help and the access to resources like therapy and correct diagnosis easier for people.
Don’t miss this important conversation with Ginger Zee on this episode of The Women’s Eye podcast.
Ginger suggests in her book: If you know someone who is in crisis, there is help available:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text the Crisis Text Line (HOME 741741)
Lead photo: Heidi Gutman/ABC News Photography
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