“Beyond the Veil” Episode 9: “Give Caps Lock Harry a Break!”

For Mental Health Month in May of 2019, Beyond the Veil is interviewing mental health professionals about mental health and Harry Potter. This week, in our interview with Sarah Olivares, we examine Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix–era Harry through a trauma-informed perspective. You can listen to this episode down below or on our podcast page.



On Episode 9, we discuss…

→General mental health metaphors in the Potter series

→A crash course in post-traumatic stress disorder

→A trauma-informed examination of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix–era Harry

→Why Harry and other trauma victims deserve our compassion

→How to help someone who’s facing trauma without accepting abuse

If you have a Potter story you want to share, we’d love for you to join us as a guest on the podcast! Please fill out the form on our website. At the end of every show, we also read anonymous submissions from anyone who doesn’t want to have their name shared with their story. You can also submit anonymous stories through our website.

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Madison Ford

I’m a native Texan currently living in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and our feisty dog Ellie. I’m a poet, a reader, and I host and produce MuggleNet’s mental health Harry Potter podcast, Beyond the Veil. I love rock climbing, hiking, and searching for seashells on Oregon beaches.