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Dec 14, 2020

In today's episode, I am joined by Sadie Sutton. Sadie is a 17-year-old high school senior from the Bay Area. After receiving a year and a half of intensive treatment for severe depression and anxiety, she was inspired to share her story with fellow teens going through their own personal growth. She is the host of She Persisted, a podcast offering impactful and inspirational interviews with subject matter experts, fellow teenagers, and social media personalities to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and inspire teens to create their life worth living. Sadie hopes to major in psychology in college and pursue a career in clinical psychology to further her impact in the mental health field.


We dive into the following topics…

- Overcoming severe depression and teenage behavioral modification programs

- Experiencing mental health issues without having gone through extreme trauma

- Putting on a front to mask mental health issues and the further suffering that develop as a result

- Self-harming as a call for help

- Residential treatment and depression recovery

- The importance of family work when a loved one goes to rehab or mental health treatment

- and more!


Mentioned in this week’s episode…

- The Dark Side of Teen Behavioral Modification Programs with Sydney Montana

- 3East McLean Hospital

- Hold On to Your Kids by Gabor Maté MD





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