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289: What if you walked into your high school with a shotgun?

This Is Actually Happening

12-09-2023 • 1 hr 3 mins


After facing abuse at a young age, a man develops a festering, unseen sense of emptiness that finds expression in an act of violence that would haunt him forever.


Today’s episode featured Jon Romano. You can find out more about Jon by following him on TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, Threads and Snapchat all with the same handle: @JonSeekingPeace. If you’d like to reach out to him directly, you can also email him at JonSeekingPeace@gmail.com


Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Aviva Lipkowitz


Content/Trigger Warnings: sexual abuse of a minor, incest, gun violence, suicidal ideation, suicide, school shooting, graphic bodily injury, incarceration, explicit language

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Intro Music: ""Illabye" – Tipper

Music Bed: “Uncertain Outcomes/Embers” – SkyeVoyager

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources:


National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Text or Call 988

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

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