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Back from the Abyss: Psychiatry in Stories

Craig Heacock MD
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How do we find a way out of the darkest depths of despair? Psychiatrist Dr. Craig Heacock hosts a deep dive into powerfully moving stories of hope and healing, as well as topical explorations of psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and psychedelics.


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  • Compelling podcast on trauma and resilience

    Back from the Abyss is a compelling podcast that lifts up the stories of people who have grappled with serious trauma and mental illness, but who, miraculously, find their way back to living healthy and productive lives. Each episode draws the listener in, educates, and inspires. Dr. Heacock’s deeply empathic presence creates a breathtaking intimacy that makes space for his guests to share their deepest struggles and their journeys toward wholeness. Their resilience in the face of it all is, at ... more

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  • Psychiatry demystified through compelling stories

    Back from the Abyss is sometimes heart wrenching, often uplifting and always fascinating. As a layperson, I find Dr. Heacock’s explanations of mental illness, various treatments and the journey to healing easy to understand and hopeful. He and his production partner do an amazing job elevating the stories of real people. And I’m so often struck by how brave and eloquent his guests are. This podcast is a beautiful tribute to the human spirit and a life’s work dedicated to saving lives.

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    United States2 months ago
  • Creating Survival Guides From our collective stories

    This is a mantra that I believe is crucial to finding lasting recovery and mental peace. Dr. H has an incredible way of extracting these survival guides from his collection of stories. As someone who struggles with mental health and a history of drug and alcohol abuse, this podcast provides validation and hope in a way I haven’t felt before. Thank you Dr. H, I’m honored and grateful to be working with you. (L from Together S.O.B.E.R. Podcast)

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  • Thoughtful, informative, trustworthy

    This is one of my favorite podcasts for many reasons - the host is thoughtful, informed, and knows what’s he’s talking about. And when he has guests he lets them talk (unlike so many podcast hosts). If you’re interested in psychedelics and all that’s happening in that field, this podcast is also an excellent resource. There are too many podcasts these days whose messages about psychedelics feel risky - so much glorification and glossing over the concerns and complexity. Not this podcast. Really ... more

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    United States4 months ago
  • Important Podcast for our Time

    Back from the Abyss (BFTA) is a beautiful podcast that centers on the human experience and the resiliency that we, as humans, can summon in our most difficult moments. Dr. Heacock is a gifted therapist and psychiatrist (a rare combination) and in this podcast a beautiful and empathetic interviewer. He combines deep listening and thoughtful questions to create a space for his guests to lean into and share their lived experience through pain and toward recovery. As a listener you share in what fee... more

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