Episode 7

Published on:

11th Jul 2022

When it Comes to Your Town: Highland Park Trauma Processing (with Rose Metivier LCPC)

We don’t typically expect large-scale public violence, like a mass shooting, to happen in our hometown. Those terrible things happen far away. We hear about them on the news and are shocked, disgusted, and heartbroken. But what the f*%k do you do when it happens to you, in your community? How are you supposed to feel? How are you supposed to heal?

In this special episode, marking one week since the appalling Highland Park parade shooting, Jeremy chronicles his and his family’s harrowing personal experience at the event. 

We then consult with the wonderful Rose Metivier, LCPC, a licensed therapist at Midwest Counseling and Diagnostics LLC, who has years of experience in, among other things, trauma and grief counseling. She walks us through what others are feelings and what comes next after experiencing this trauma.

Let’s all listen, connect, grieve, and heal together.

Love y’all.

AWESOME resources that Rose suggests: (you can also contact her at rose@midwestcounseling.com)

  • A TON of resources for Highland Park Community specifically, and other resources here
  • Easy searches for therapists on TherapyDen.com, InclusiveTherapists.com, or PsychologyToday.com. Allows you to filter by preferences, location, specialty, and insurances accepted. People may want to search for specific trauma specialties or interventions mentioned here.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Illinois: Coping With Community Violence Support Groups (English & Spanish resources forthcoming)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Beyond Trauma Podcast: Podcast made by three trauma therapists in Springfield, MO that they designed specifically for people who have been through trauma.

PLEASE spend all your money at Bright Bowls in Highland Park. They sheltered Jeremy and family, as well as others, on the 4th and are just wonderful people. 


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Jeremy Alland

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Dr. Jeremy Alland is a sports medicine physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH, a renowned, consistently top-10 nationally-ranked orthopedic practice in Chicago, IL. In addition to a busy clinical practice, he serves as the head primary care team physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Dogs, as well as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Fire Soccer Club. An avid athlete, Dr. Alland played collegiate baseball for DePauw University before pursuing medicine and enjoys golfing, basketball and stand-up paddleboarding. He lives in a suburb of Chicago with his wife, Katie, two children, Olive and Logan, and their goldendoodle, Archie. He never thought he would have a podcast, but has found it insanely fun and is excited to bring fun and approachability to the most common questions we hear as doctors.

"Work Hard + be kind" -The Alland Kitchen Wall

Julie Bruene

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Dr. Julie (Julia if we’re being formal, Julia Rose if she’s in trouble) Bruene is a sports medicine physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH, a renowned, nationally-ranked orthopedic practice in Chicago. She serves as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, and DePaul University. Aside from her obvious interests in sports and medicine, she is a true crime obsessive and is a total sucker for rescued cats. She lives in Chicago with her husband and partner-in-crime, Adam, and with several of the aforementioned rescued cats. We don’t need to get into specifics about the exact number here. She likes when people are kind to one another and when animals dress up like other animals. Rock over London, rock on Chicago.