Episode 61: The Intersection of Religion and Psychological Well being with Kelsey



Episode description: 

Kelsey is a pediatric registered nurse engaged on her grasp’s diploma in psychiatric nursing. On this episode of Peace Meal, she shares her consuming dysfunction and restoration story, together with the affect of her religion and her faculty atmosphere on her experiences of sickness and restoration. 

Although Kelsey had seen many medical suppliers rising up, she says her relationship with meals lengthy went unquestioned. She had considerations about her consuming however struggled in silence for years. She didn’t but have the language to call her disordered consuming, typically describing her nervousness and stress extra usually as a substitute. She confronted limitations getting assist in faculty—a anxious atmosphere already—however solely discovered lasting help after an interplay at church. An individual of religion, Kelsey turned to her pastor, who advised her that her sickness required skilled help. Prayers alone wouldn’t heal her. After being linked with new sources, she says she grew to become trustworthy along with her secrets and techniques along with her household and made a “no extra mendacity” rule along with her mother and father. Her sister and niece had been additionally robust motivations to assist her get better and to mannequin and apply physique positivity. Kelsey leaves us with perception and hope for school college students, folks of religion, or anybody combating an consuming dysfunction. 

We cowl:

  • How warning indicators of consuming problems can go unnoticed by professionals
  • How religion and faith can play an element in restoration
  • The advantages of household help to the restoration course of 
  • The expertise of recovering through the pandemic
  • Recommendation for school college students who wrestle with physique picture

In Kelsey’s phrases:

  • On the significance {of professional} assist: “Prayer wasn’t going to do it alone. We wanted professionals. We wanted a group of individuals.”
  • On the missed alternatives to seek out help earlier: “Past my major care, there have been so many individuals who disregarded and simply didn’t acknowledge my underlying points. From docs to dentists to bodily therapists, there are like 100 situations.”
  • On life in restoration: “I feel you would possibly anticipate it to be not messy, nevertheless it nonetheless is… It’s messy with out an consuming dysfunction, [but] it’s higher! Life in restoration is gorgeous.”

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