On this week's episode of Finding Her, Julia teaches her audience the origin of the term Mad-hatter as she connects the term to the discovery of mercury poisoning in the 18th- 19th century. Men who owned and made felt hats succumbed to this neurological disorder showing symptoms such as slurred speech, memory loss, and tremors. People began labeling them as people who went "mad". With her second introduction of the Mad-hatter, Julia references Lewis Carroll and his facisnating children's novel that he created in 1865, "Alice in Wonderland". It was a children's favorite as Carroll showcased his genius creative ability to write a fictional story for children with a foundation of fantasy and nonsense. Finally in July of 1951, Disney released in full color animation its depicted story of "Alice in Wonderland", where children and parents were introduced to a cast of characters. One of them was the Mad-Hatter. Julia then combines her personal story of attending Disneyland for the first time and falling in love with the Mad-Hatter Teacups found inside Fantasyland. She shares how many memories come back with each visit since she was six years old. She then introduces her mental health illnesses and ties the term Mad-Hatter to her battle with PTSD. PTSD is a condition that affects roughly 7-8% of the US population. More information about PTSD, its prevalence, and treatments can be found at www.ptsd.va.gov Please remember it is a side effect of experiencing a TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE. Anxiety disorders on the other hand, are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. Only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment. This information was found on at www.adaa.org Julia shares to her community a moment of true bravery by explaining that her Mad-Hatter and Anxiety sometimes join in together and host their own Mad Tea Party until her PTSD episode passes with treatment including CBT Therapy and Medications. Her episodes are triggered by an event that she interprets as unsafe, uncertain, and unstable.
Finally Julia shares about the importance of using person first language. "People-first language emphasizes the individuality, equality and dignity of people with disabilities. Rather than defining people primarily by their disability, people-first language conveys respect by emphasizing the fact that people with disabilities are first and foremost just that—people"- https://askearn.org/topics/retention-advancement/disability-etiquette/people-first-language/
If you have any questions about this episode please email Julia at Julia@juliabusby.com Follow Julia on Instagram @juliambusby Sign up for my FREE 3 Day LIVE Series: Podcasting Hacks to Grow Your Audience and Revenue 10/28-10/30th @ 430PM PST Register here: www.juliabusby.com/3daylive--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/findingher/messageSupport this podcast:Support the show