30: The Walking Dead and Trauma: Part 1
Kathleen R. Brennan, LCPC The Walking Dead, Season 7, Episode 1 is almost here! I am bringing back an older episode to set the stage for a short series of podcasts on The Walking Dead through the lens of trauma.
The show follows this cast of characters as they navigate a world where zombies are predictably dangerous and the living have the potential to help or cause harm. The living are on an ongoing quest for survival and safety. Along the way, they encounter unimaginable traumas within the context of the zombie-plagued and human relationships.
The impact of trauma can differ when we look at traumas that involve forces of nature versus the force and harm from other people. So, in the context of this show, what does it mean to be bitten by a zombie versus being "bitten" by a human?