Your Turn for Care: Surviving the Aging and Death of the Adults who Harmed You

March 5, 2013
Hosted by Mary Waldon, LCSW

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Episode Description

As our population ages, people in their 40’‘s, 50‘s and 60‘s are caring for aging and ailing relatives. Rising healthcare costs, other financial stressors, diminished insurance coverage, improved healthcare that prolongs life are just some of the reasons that elderly care is becoming the responsible of relatives. But what if your elders didn’t take good care of you? What if they actually abused you or mistreated you? What if they harmed you? And now, they are old and sick, and you are faced with the choice of whether to care for them or not. It is a choice? What could this choice cost you beyond the financial? Listen in as we explore these questions with Dr. Laura Brown, author of the compelling and compassionate book, Your Turn for Care: Surviving the Aging and Death of the Adults Who Harmed You. This is an hour of understanding and comfort that I encourage you to tune into if you or someone you know is in this very sensitive and difficult situation.

The Mary Waldon Show: Raising and Empowering Young Women, Mind, Body, and Spirit

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The Mary Waldon Show is aimed at enriching North America's mental health conversation. Specifically, our show targets the interests and needs of young women, their parents, and a rapidly changing culture. How can our highly pressurized, social media-intense society raise strong, self-aware, self-empowered young women? How do we address the increase in depression, self-harm, eating disorders, and the accompanying decline in self-worth among our daughters? Our guests will include mental health professionals, authors, artists, academics, and successful women with a story to share. Join Mary Waldon, LCSW for an hour dedicated to helping young women discover who they are and all that they are capable of becoming.

Mary Waldon, LCSW

Mary Waldon, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in change-oriented psychotherapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for teenagers, young adults, and their families. She works extensively with mother/daughter relationships, helping women and their daughters improve communication and strengthen their connection during the challenging teen years. She helps teens move past self-harm behaviors including cutting and damaging eating behaviors. Mary also helps girls and young women develop a strong sense of self, personal empowerment, and lasting behavioral changes. She sees patients privately, leads skills groups, and develops staff trainings for social service agencies, middle schools, and high schools on the North Shore of Chicago.

Mary earned a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and is a graduate of the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and the clinical social work internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Stone Institute of Psychiatry and the Outpatient Treatment Center.

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