MS 011: Carrie O’Toole ~ RAD Disorder, Mental Illness & Surrender

Carrie O'Toole Adoption, RAD Disorder, Mental Illness, Anxiety, Depression

Welcome to episode 011 of Mud Stories!

Mud Stories is a podcast dedicated to bringing you inspiration in your muddiest moments, hope to make it through your mud, and encouragement for you to know, you are not alone.

In today’s episode I’m talking with Carrie O’Toole a counselor and life coach who lives in Colorado with her husband Bob and their college-aged children.

Carrie loves to bike, camp, play the tuba, and coach individuals and couples who are struggling in their relationships. Carrie is the author of a book entitled, Relinquished: When Love Means Letting Go, and on this podcast she so bravely shares her mud story, including her struggle in the process of choosing to let go.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Carrie’s personal mud story beginning with her international adoption
  • Her child’s Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • How the experience almost destroyed her and her family
  • The desperation and hopelessness of depression, anxiety, and insomnia
  • The stigma of mental health issues
  • And the pain and suffering involved with losing a child, the process of letting go, and the anguish of the choice

This episode encompasses so many issues which affect so many, and I pray you are deeply encouraged by Carrie’s story today–a story that is not wrapped up in a pretty red bow, but one God is continuing to redeem each and every day.

Mud Stories 011: “What if the only way for healing to occur is to let go?” @CarrieOToole [Tweet that]

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SCRIPTURE:

Then I will make up to you for the years
That the swarming locust has eaten,
The creeping locust, the stripping locust and the gnawing locust,
My great army which I sent among you.
Joel 2: 25 (NASB)
 

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