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Real teens. Real talk. Real sh*t. People love to speculate about teenagers and what goes on inside their minds. As young adults, we all face our own demons even if it may not appear that way from the outside. In this podcast, I sit down with some of my peers to discuss their personal struggles with mental health, academic pressure, trauma, family issues, substance abuse, self-doubt, and more. Artwork by Sam Gundotra.

Real teens. Real talk. Real sh*t. People love to speculate about teenagers and what goes on inside their minds. As young adults, we all face our own demons even if it may not appear that way from the outside. In this podcast, I sit down with some of my peers to discuss their personal struggles with mental health, academic pressure, trauma, family issues, substance abuse, self-doubt, and more. Artwork by Sam Gundotra.
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Real teens. Real talk. Real sh*t. People love to speculate about teenagers and what goes on inside their minds. As young adults, we all face our own demons even if it may not appear that way from the outside. In this podcast, I sit down with some of my peers to discuss their personal struggles with mental health, academic pressure, trauma, family issues, substance abuse, self-doubt, and more. Artwork by Sam Gundotra.

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English

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Episodes

Outsider

12/8/2019
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No one ever wants to feel like an outsider. We all just want to be accepted, so sometimes we alter aspects of ourselves in an effort to fit in. My guest this week is very familiar with that feeling of being an outsider. We talk about being forced to adapt, family dynamics, and difficult friend situations. We discuss sensitive topics that may be triggering to some listeners. Please use discretion.

Duration:00:54:03

Shrapnel

11/26/2019
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Shrapnel can inflict wounds that last a lifetime. This week, I sit down with a friend whose family dynamics have affected many other areas of her life and shaped how she sees the world. We also discuss academic pressure, self-worth, and the path to finding yourself.

Duration:01:15:12

Not Good Enough

11/17/2019
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Feeling like you aren't good enough can be crippling. It can lead you to doubt yourself in every moment and question why you even bother trying. Fighting this feeling is difficult enough as it is, but sometimes life circumstances can make it even harder. This week I sit down with a friend to discuss sexuality, family, depression, and more. We discuss sensitive topics that may be triggering to some listeners. Please use discretion.

Duration:01:22:01

Trauma

11/10/2019
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Healing from trauma is never an easy process. As painful as it is, sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves is to work through those traumatic experiences. This week, I sit down with a friend who is doing just that as she tries to confront issues from her past. We discuss sensitive topics that may be triggering to some listeners. Please use discretion.

Duration:00:53:40

Honest

11/3/2019
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Being your authentic self can be hard, especially if you feel like others will see you as "different." This week, I sit down with a friend who values honesty above all else. We discuss transitioning to high school, party culture, drug use, and forming meaningful relationships.

Duration:00:52:07

Exposure

10/27/2019
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We are always told that the only way to get over our fears is by facing them, however, that is easier said than done especially for those struggling with OCD. This week, I sit down with a friend who is intimately aware of the pain that comes along with OCD, anxiety, and depression. We discuss sensitive topics that may be triggering to some listeners. Please use discretion.

Duration:01:00:26

Okay

10/20/2019
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Sometimes the only way to get through the tough parts of life is to remember that ultimately, everything will be okay. This week, I sit down with a friend who keeps this idea in mind, especially when he deals with anxiety. We discuss family dynamics, childhood trauma, relationships, and more.

Duration:01:01:20

Breakdown

10/13/2019
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There are times when life feels simply unbearable. We all use different coping mechanisms to try to deal with these low periods, but sometimes these coping mechanisms create new problems of their own. This week, I sit down with my first guest from the class of 2020 to discuss what she's been through. We discuss sensitive topics that may be triggering to some listeners. Please use discretion.

Duration:00:47:49

Pain

9/29/2019
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Pain is something we all experience at one point or another, but some of us must deal with it on a daily basis. This week, I sit down with a friend who has spent a lot of time battling her health and knows just how easily pain can take over your life.

Duration:00:55:14

Selfish

9/15/2019
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We all have characteristics about ourselves that we aren't proud of; the question is whether or not we are willing to put in the effort to change them. This week, I sit down with a friend to discuss how he has matured over the years and what he's learned from the mistakes he's made.

Duration:00:52:55

Joy

9/8/2019
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This week, I sit down with a friend who is learning how to find joy in her life. Her journey to this point has not been an easy one, but she keeps moving forward despite the obstacles that have appeared along the way. We discuss sensitive topics that may be triggering to some listeners. Please use discretion.

Duration:01:03:31

Growth

9/1/2019
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Growth is about becoming the person you want to be, but sometimes, that means leaving things behind. This week, I sit down with an old friend who has learned a lot about herself over the past several years. We discuss sensitive topics that may be triggering to some listeners. Please use discretion.

Duration:01:00:55

Appreciation

8/25/2019
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With all that we deal with, it can sometimes be difficult to take a moment to be grateful for what we have. This week, I sit down with a friend whose outlook on life remains centered around positivity even when he encounters obstacles along the way.

Duration:00:55:57

Spiral

8/18/2019
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Sometimes our thoughts can get the best of us. This week, I sit down with a friend who knows that being a deep thinker can be both a blessing and a curse. We discuss anxiety, friendship, and loneliness.

Duration:00:50:34

Time Bomb

8/11/2019
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When someone is struggling, it can be easier to avoid talking about what they are dealing with than addressing it head-on. This week, I sit down with a friend who knows what it's like to feel like you're making other people uncomfortable when talking about your problems. We discuss sensitive topics that may be triggering to some listeners. Please use discretion.

Duration:01:00:28

Perfect Storm

8/4/2019
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It's never easy to watch someone you care about struggle. This week, I sit down with a friend who knows how seeing the pain of those around you can contribute to your own pain. We discuss mental health, friendship, and finding ways to cope with conflict.

Duration:00:41:05

Exploration

7/28/2019
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Exploring yourself and where you fit into the world is a huge part of growing up. This week, I sit down with a friend to get honest about her journey of exploration regarding her mind, body, and sexual discovery.

Duration:00:57:49

Uncertain

7/21/2019
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As young people, the uncertainty we face at this point in our lives can be particularly daunting. This week, I sit down with a friend to discuss his path to self-discovery and how he has learned to be present in every moment.

Duration:00:49:56

Powerless

7/14/2019
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We don't always have absolute power over our own lives, especially when we are young. This week, I sit down with a friend who knows how hard it can be to have your life decisions be completely out of your hands, even if it's for your own good. We discuss sensitive topics that may be triggering to some listeners. Please use discretion.

Duration:00:47:39

Move Forward

7/7/2019
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This week, I sit down with someone who has faced countless challenges since he was just a toddler. He has used many different strategies to cope (some healthier than others), but at the end of the day, he always finds a way to move forward. We discuss sensitive topics that may be triggering to some listeners. Please use discretion.

Duration:00:42:11