November 15, 2023

Bonus: How do we work with anger?

In this bonus episode, Dr. Monica Band joins supervising producer Chrystal Genesis to discuss anger. Monica and Chrystal unpack where it comes from, how to respond to someone’s anger, and what you can do to manage your own relationship with anger.

November 8, 2023

Bonus: Do my mental health struggles change how you see me?

In this bonus episode, we meet 17-year-old Caroline. She was hospitalized multiple times for self harm and attempting suicide. Now, she is doing a lot better, in therapy, and taking medication. Caroline wants to ask her mom Kellie: after everything we have been through, has your view of me changed?

November 1, 2023

How do we heal together?

Alyx and Brandon have been together for five years and are deeply in love – but they’ve also had to grow a lot. Both have struggled with anxiety and feeling like they’re not good enough. This week, Alyx asks Brandon how they can take care of themselves while caring for each other.

October 25, 2023

Should we stay or should we go?

Robert and Kiri are an interracial couple living in Alabama, where some members of their community are openly hostile to people of color. Robert is Black and Kiri is white, and the constant threat of racism and violence has put strain on their relationship and Robert’s mental health. Today, Kiri is asking Robert: if we can’t find safety here, can we find it somewhere new?

October 18, 2023

Why did you wait so long to get me help?

Since kindergarten, Athena and her parents have known about her learning differences, and those were treated early on. But her severe anxiety wasn’t. Today, she’s asking her mom Cassie: why was it so hard for you to get me the help I needed, and what took you so long?

October 17, 2023

How can you still love me?

Seth didn’t get a lot of unconditional love as a child. He spent many difficult years in the foster care system before he was finally adopted by his moms Jeannie and Denise. Now, he sits down with Jeannie to ask: How can you still love me after all the hard times we’ve gone through?

October 11, 2023

Where is home after a climate disaster?

19-year-old Chanté has been forced to leave her home twice because of climate disasters: first when her family fled New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina, then again when Hurricane Harvey hit her new home in Texas. This left her processing a lot of trauma and questioning where she really belongs, while her mom, Stasia, struggled to take care of her family and start over. Today, Chanté wants to ask Stasia: what does home mean after being displaced twice by environmental disasters?

October 4, 2023

How do I let go of the pressure to succeed?

Days before her 10th birthday, Temera left her home in Guyana for a brand new start in the United States. Now, she and her best friend Rose are first-generation college students, feeling the pressure to honor their families’ sacrifices and excel in everything they do. Today, they’re asking: what does it mean to build a life of my own, without feeling like I owe it to my family to succeed?

September 27, 2023

How can I be a kid if I’m stuck with adult responsibilities?

16-year-old Alex lost his dad, Ted, to suicide when he was 11. While grieving and dealing with his own mental health struggles, Alex felt like he had to step up and help his mom, Tricia. Today, he’s asking her: how am I supposed to be a kid when you put the weight of adult responsibilities on me?

September 20, 2023

Was the heartbreak worth it?

Greta and Corrine have been best friends for over a decade. They’ve been through a lot together, from leaving their small town, finding their queer identities, to now healing from their recent painful breakups. Today, they’re asking themselves: is it really better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all?