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Episode 5 – Talking About Grief and Loss, with Social Worker Nancy Willis

In episode five of OC87 Recovery Diaries on the Radio, Laura and Bud interview clinical social worker, Nancy Willis, about the tragic loss of her son Alex at the age of nineteen in a car accident.

EPISODE 5 – Talking about Loss with Nancy Willis

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Nancy shares the impact her son’s death had on her and her family. She speaks to what the healing process has been like for her. Her work, as a social worker, constantly confronts loss and trauma and she speaks how her job can trigger her own experience and what she does to manage this.

There are many kinds of loss and every person has their own way of confronting the emotions that come along with this. Nancy openly describes the ways in which she continues to move forward, reflecting upon the ways in which the untimely death of her son affected the way she values and experiences life. How can one move on from trauma?



EDITOR IN CHIEF / EDITOR: Gabriel Nathan | DESIGN: Leah Alexandra Goldstein | PUBLISHER: Bud Clayman
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OC87 Recovery Diaries on the Radio is the next project to come from OC87 Productions. Like its parent website,, the podcast provides a forum for thoughtful discussion of mental health issues and topics. Through audio interviews and commentary, the podcast brings light to the shadow that so frequently enshrouds mental illness. Hosted by “Diaries” publisher Bud Clayman, and writer/editor, Laura Farrell, OC87 Recovery Diaries on the Radio confronts and challenges the stigma of mental illness.

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