One Hundred Goodbyes
While 5 months pregnant, clinical psychologist Dr. Nicole Anders received a phone call from her father that would shatter her heart and bring her to her knees.
“He’s not in pain anymore,” her father said, to the sounds of her sobbing in disbelief. Nicole’s younger brother Cody had accidentally overdosed, taking his last breath earlier that morning.
In her profession, Dr. Anders specializes in trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), working with combat Veterans and sexual assault survivors. While no stranger to loss, this devastating trauma marked for her a profound first-hand experience with PTSD and heartbreaking grief.