She Persisted: Your Teen Mental Health Resource
Teen mental health resource deals with difficult topics.
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What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that She Persisted: Your Teen Mental Health Resource provides real and raw testimonies of people who live with, have lived with, or have recovered from mental health challenges and/or disorders in their adolescent years. The circumstances shared that lead to these challenges include social factors like childhood abuse, neglect, and other forms of childhood trauma. Guests share their experiences with drug and alcohol abuse, self harm (including suicidal thoughts and cutting), and engaging in illegal behavior leading to incarceration. Professionals in the mental health and wellness space -- including therapists, neuroscientists, holistic healers, life coaches and more -- are interviewed do give deeper perspective to mental health disorders as well as practical resources and coping skills. Interviews include discussions of difficult and possibly triggering topics, like rape, sex, drug and alcohol use, and abuse. Parents may want to listen with their kids and discuss the topics at hand during or after listening. Episode descriptions are a good indicator of what's discussed and each episode to inform parents on whether or not it's suitable for their tween or teen.
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What’s It About?
SHE PERSISTED: YOUR TEEN MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE provides insight and understanding into the world of mental health, treatment, and diverse experiences toward healing and recovery. Host Sadie Sutton shares her journey and treatment success through dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) by speaking with a wide variety of guests and experts who provide their own success stories filled with resources for anyone looking for strategies to support their mental health. Sutton takes a three-angled approach toward mental health: biological factors making some pre-dispositioned to experience mental health issues, psychological factors including self-esteem and self-talk, and environmental factors like relationships and daily experiences. Guests include Sutton's family members, friends she has met throughout her recovery journey, mental health professionals, and fellow teens. While many share their personal stories, they also provide self-improvement tips, DBT education, and resources for listeners. Sutton's mission is to ensure support is available for others who are struggling to believe they have "a life worth living."
Is It Any Good?
The show offers diverse perspectives of teens who have experienced depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges and disorders. The research-based philosophy behind host Sadie Sutton's view on mental health is to look at it through a three-part approach: biological, psychological and environmental. Sutton's testimony in She Persisted: Your Teen Mental Health Resource allows listeners of all ages to normalize mental illness and its impact on one's well-being. Both Sutton and her guests' vulnerability provides a window into the experiences, knowledge, and understanding of teens who've experience, recover, and heal from a variety of mental heal issues through effective treatment and ongoing use of practical mental health skills and strategies.
While guests routinely share success stories, several also discuss failed treatment due to America's highly unregulated troubled teen industry. Some stories share the sad reality of experiencing residential centers that use fear, abuse, and isolation tactics rather than evidence-based therapy, getting to the root of the behaviors and feelings experienced by individuals.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about how She Persisted: Your Teen Mental Health Resource destigmatizes mental health. Why is it important to talk about mental health? What impacts can mental health have on a person's life?
What supports and resources are available to help teens experiencing mental health issues? Can you create a list of five mental health resources readily available to you or your friends?
What aspects of going through adolescence can make mental health challenges more intense and harder to talk about?
Many stories talk about negative coping mechanisms to deal with traumatic or stressful events in childhood. Why do you think talking about difficult moments or challenges instead of holding them in?
What are some positive coping mechanisms you learned from the show?
- Release date: July 10, 2019
- Genre: Mental Health & Wellness
- Average Run Time: 45 minutes
- Website: https://www.shepersistedpodcast.com/
- Host: Saddie Sutton
- Publisher: Independent
- Pricing structure: Free
- Last updated: April 23, 2022
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