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Jen Finelli is a world-traveling scifi author who’s gone swimming with sharks, escaped being locked in a German nunnery, discovered murals and poetry in underground urban caves, explored jungles and coral deserts, and hung out with everyone from dead people and prostitutes to secret political influencers and Senators. She is coping with life as an MD by telling you stories, and when she grows up she’ll be a superhero.
Science fiction: byjenfinelli.com
Upcoming film: mysweetaffair.com
This whole thing started with a story Jen wrote that helps fund real-life adventures. See, SKYE is the storm-tossed comic character out for revenge on the author who murdered his family. JACE is the math-loving blerd trying to escape his father’s deadly legacy. When their worlds collide, Jace must choose between the real world he’s always hated, and the comic book world he’s always loved–and Skye must decide if killing his author will save his world…or damn his soul. Get the book at http://becominghero.ninja/
***To follow my tragic adventures as I demonstrate how the American medical training system is BUILT to create a shortage of doctors who care, please listen to my show on the Emergency Escape Podcast Network: https://emergencyexit.podbean.com/ Search the page for “Death & The Doctor”
There, you’ll hear about the deaths that convinced me we’re doing it wrong; my dream to take modern medicine to those who can’t afford it; and ultimately the reason I left the American residency system.
***I am not your therapist. If you need your own therapist, please go to your primary care physician and ask them to refer you. Ask for someone skilled in CBT/DBT. Alternatively, there are therapists you can talk to online affordably. (betterhelp.com/doctorjen) While I am a real doctor, I am not YOUR doctor; nothing I say here is official medical advice, diagnosis, or disease treatment, because I have not physically examined or spoken with YOU. You have the power to fact-check me. My medical license is publicly searchable under the state of Virginia medical boards at 0101265916. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A THERAPIST AND NEED ONE, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT OR USE MY LINK:
— Phone number for suicide helpline US: 1-800-273-8255
— Crisis text line: Text HOME to 741741 in US; Text 686868 in Canada
— International suicide numbers: https://www.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlines
— FIND THERAPY. If you don’t have a good therapist, I affiliate with https://betterhelp.com/doctorjen which you can use for online therapy at a 10 percent discount!
— Victor Frankl’s logotherapy book helped me find meaning in my depression: https://www.amazon.com/Mans-Search-Meaning-Viktor-Frankl/dp/080701429X
— This DBT Workbook by Matthew McKay helped me survive strong suicidal emotions: https://m.alibris.com/search/books/isbn/9781572245136
(All product links are not sponsors, but some are affiliates, which means clicking them supports my new creations and new charity projects! You can also join me for cool rewards at patreon.com/becominghero)