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Discomfort Zone

16 EpisodesProduced by Jason HerterichWebsite

Discomfort Zone is a podcast about living with chronic illness and disability. Through interviews, conversations, and stories, each episode uncovers what it means to be chronically ill and disabled. Jason helps listeners understand that the best way to cope with the discomfort of illness is to turn … read more


1 - Struggling to Stay Afloat

I was in constant, excruciating pain and spent 22 hours a day in bed. I never could've imagined that someone else's life would fall into my hands. In the second half of the episode, my mom and dad talk about the struggles they've had as parents of a chronically ill son.

A full transcript with photos is available in the show notes

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Depression resources

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 1-800-273-8255 (1800-273-TALK)

The Crisis Text Line

7 Cups of Tea An anonymous, 24-hour chat with trained professionals

Mato Jelic



Audio: this podcast uses many sounds from For the full list, please see the show notes

Produced by: Jason Herterich with help from Justin Maradin

Sound design by: Jason Herterich

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