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This is Normal: A podcast about youth mental health

This is Normal' is a podcast where young people talk about their own struggles with mental health challenges -- and how they got through them. It's important to talk about it, because you're not alone, and things can get better. A production of USA...

This is Normal' is a podcast where young people talk about their own struggles with mental health challenges -- and how they got through them. It's important to talk about it, because you're not alone, and things can get better. A production of USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.

This is Normal' is a podcast where young people talk about their own struggles with mental health challenges -- and how they got through them. It's important to talk about it, because you're not alone, and things can get better. A production of USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.
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United States

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This is Normal' is a podcast where young people talk about their own struggles with mental health challenges -- and how they got through them. It's important to talk about it, because you're not alone, and things can get better. A production of USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.

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English


Episodes

His Spoken Word Fights Mental Health Demons

5/1/2018
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Nick Becker's dad died by suicide a few days before Nick turned 5 years old. He has only a few memories of him. But he knows his father struggled with bipolar disorder — the same disease Nick, now 25, has struggled with since he was a teenager. Today Nick is a poet and a spoken word performer who uses his art to talk about mental health — and the importance of talking about mental health.

Duration:00:17:31

'Radical acceptance' helps 12-year-old girl with Tourette's syndrome, OCD

4/24/2018
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Jesse Pennington-Cross has Tourette's syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. She's 12 years old, and her family has struggled to find help for her, at one point trying an intensive behavioral modification program that involved having Jesse wear a timer on her ankle. It made her miserable, and her family too. "It was heartbreaking," her mother said, "to realize I've been treating my child kind of like a trainable dog." Today, they're trying a new approach. They call it...

Duration:00:20:00

How Haley Olson Made It To Mount Kilimanjaro

4/3/2018
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When she was 14, Haley Olson’s stepfather held her family at knifepoint. She’s dealt with PTSD and anxiety in the years since. But she's also worked on healing, and connected with a youth group that took her all the way to Tanzania.

Duration:00:15:19

Life Felt Hopeless For Karlee Gross. Then She Got Help.

3/27/2018
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Karlee Gross experienced depression and anxiety attacks in high school, and attempted suicide. She got help that saved her life. Today she’s a high school senior, and she wants her story to help others.

Duration:00:15:55

Coming in March: This is Normal, a podcast about youth mental health

2/22/2018
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'This is Normal' is a podcast where young people talk about their own struggles with mental health challenges -- and how they got through them. It's important to talk about it, because you're not alone, and things can get better. A production of USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.

Duration:00:02:10