PODCAST: Trauma in Paradise

Door County may seem like paradise to many, but those who work in the wellness and mental health fields understand that trauma, anxiety and depression are just as common here as in other rural communities where there’s more isolation and access to services. Local professionals want to help our community become more resilient and are starting with a day-long conference, Aug. 15 in Sturgeon Bay: Hope Beyond the Hurt. Debra Fitzgerald talks with two of its organizers: Rebecca Nicholson, community connector with the Door County Partnership for Children and Families, an internal program of United Way of Door County; and Sophie Sielen, Door County coordinator and victim advocate for the Sexual Assault Center through Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin.