24 episodes

We all have terrifying questions that we can’t stop thinking about. Did I make the right decision as a parent? Can I share a secret with my mother or father? Usually, these questions go unanswered because it’s too scary to imagine saying them out loud. This podcast is the place where young people and caring adults in their lives can ask the hardest questions of each other.

Lemonada Media presents "I Need To Ask You Something," a unique 10-part series that bridges the gap between the things we need to say and the words we’re afraid to hear. Each week, trauma therapist Dr. Monica Band sits down with a young person and their parent, friend or partner to help them create a blueprint for building stronger relationships while healing out loud. Created in partnership with The Jed Foundation.

I Need To Ask You Something Lemonada

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 89 Ratings

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We all have terrifying questions that we can’t stop thinking about. Did I make the right decision as a parent? Can I share a secret with my mother or father? Usually, these questions go unanswered because it’s too scary to imagine saying them out loud. This podcast is the place where young people and caring adults in their lives can ask the hardest questions of each other.

Lemonada Media presents "I Need To Ask You Something," a unique 10-part series that bridges the gap between the things we need to say and the words we’re afraid to hear. Each week, trauma therapist Dr. Monica Band sits down with a young person and their parent, friend or partner to help them create a blueprint for building stronger relationships while healing out loud. Created in partnership with The Jed Foundation.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Bonus: How do we work with anger?

    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.
    Looking for resources? Visit ineedtoaskyousomething.org for info on how to strengthen relationships, deal with traumatic events, and get help. 
    Dr. Monica Band is the host of this show and consultant with the Jed Foundation. Chrystal Genesis is our supervising producer. Giulia Hjort and Rachel Lightner are our producers. Andi Kristindottir is our engineer. Tess Novotny is our associate producer. Mixing and original music by Bobby Woody. Additional music by Andi Kristinsdottir. Special thanks to Kelsey Henderson. Jackie Danziger is our VP of Narrative Content. Executive producers are Jessica Cordova Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs.
    This series was created with The Jed Foundation, a non-profit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for teens and young adults. Find ways to manage your emotional health, cope with challenges, and support the people in your life at jedfoundation.org. 
    This series is presented by Hopelab, a social innovation lab and impact investor supporting the mental health of adolescents, ages 10-25, especially BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth. Learn more at hopelab.org. 
    This series is also presented by the Stupski Foundation, returning resources to the communities it calls home in Hawaiʻi and the San Francisco Bay Area by 2029 to support just and resilient food, health, and higher education systems for all. Learn more at stupski.org. 
    This series is also presented by the Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. Learn more at luminafoundation.org.
    Follow I Need to Ask You Something wherever you get your podcasts, or listen ad-free on Amazon Music with your Prime Membership.
    You can also get premium content and behind the scenes material by subscribing to Lemonada Premium on Apple Podcasts. 
    Follow Dr. Monica Band on Instagram at @the.mindful_healer. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.
    Want to become a Lemonada superfan? Join us at joinsubtext.com/lemonadasuperfan.  
    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.
    To follow along with a transcript, go to lemonadamedia.com/show/ shortly after the air date.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 18 min
    Bonus: How Can I Change The System?

    Bonus: How Can I Change The System?

    In this bonus episode, supervising producer and mom Chrystal Genesis sits down with another mom, Linda Henderson-Smith, to discuss mental healthcare systems for young people, and why they need to change. Linda is a licensed professional counselor, educational psychologist and senior product director at Carelon Behavioral Health over children in crisis programs.
    This episode was created in partnership with Carelon Behavioral Health.
    I Need To Ask You Something is a Lemonada Media original. 
    This episode was produced by Tess Novotny, engineered by Bobby Woody and hosted by supervising producer Chrystal Genesis.
    Jackie Danziger is our VP of Narrative Content. Executive producers are Jessica Cordova Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs.
    Follow I Need to Ask You Something wherever you get your podcasts, or listen ad-free on Amazon Music with your Prime Membership. 
    You can also get premium content and behind the scenes material by subscribing to Lemonada Premium on Apple Podcasts. 
    Want to become a Lemonada superfan? Join us at joinsubtext.com/lemonadasuperfan.  
    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.
    To follow along with a transcript, go to lemonadamedia.com/show/ shortly after the air date.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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

    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?
     
    Looking for resources? Visit ineedtoaskyousomething.org for info on how to strengthen relationships, deal with traumatic events, and get help. 
    Dr. Monica Band is the host of this show and consultant with the Jed Foundation. Chrystal Genesis is our supervising producer. Giulia Hjort and Rachel Lightner are our producers. Andi Kristindottir is our engineer. Tess Novotny is our associate producer. Mixing and original music by Bobby Woody. Additional music by Andi Kristinsdottir. Special thanks to Kelsey Henderson. Jackie Danziger is our VP of Narrative Content. Executive producers are Jessica Cordova Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs.
    This series was created with The Jed Foundation, a non-profit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for teens and young adults. Find ways to manage your emotional health, cope with challenges, and support the people in your life at jedfoundation.org. 
    This series is presented by Hopelab, a social innovation lab and impact investor supporting the mental health of adolescents, ages 10-25, especially BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth. Learn more at hopelab.org. 
    This series is also presented by the Stupski Foundation, returning resources to the communities it calls home in Hawaiʻi and the San Francisco Bay Area by 2029 to support just and resilient food, health, and higher education systems for all. Learn more at stupski.org. 
    This series is also presented by the Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. Learn more at luminafoundation.org.
    Follow I Need to Ask You Something wherever you get your podcasts, or listen ad-free on Amazon Music with your Prime Membership.
    You can also get premium content and behind the scenes material by subscribing to Lemonada Premium on Apple Podcasts. 
    Follow Dr. Monica Band on Instagram at @the.mindful_healer. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.
    Want to become a Lemonada superfan? Join us at joinsubtext.com/lemonadasuperfan.  
    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.
    To follow along with a transcript, go to lemonadamedia.com/show/ shortly after the air date.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 25 min
    How to bounce back from rejection

    How to bounce back from rejection

    Rejection is something everyone has to deal with – whether in romantic relationships, friendships, or the workplace. Dr. Monica Band and associate producer Tess Novotny unpack the psychology behind rejection, and how we can move forward from it.

    How do we heal together?

    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. 
    Looking for resources? Visit ineedtoaskyousomething.org for info on how to strengthen relationships, deal with traumatic events, and get help. 
    Dr. Monica Band is the host of this show and consultant with the Jed Foundation. Chrystal Genesis is our supervising producer. Giulia Hjort and Rachel Lightner are our producers. Andi Kristindottir is our engineer. Tess Novotny is our associate producer. Mixing and original music by Bobby Woody. Additional music by Andi Kristinsdottir. Special thanks to Kelsey Henderson. Jackie Danziger is our VP of Narrative Content. Executive producers are Jessica Cordova Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs.
    This series was created with The Jed Foundation, a non-profit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for teens and young adults. Find ways to manage your emotional health, cope with challenges, and support the people in your life at jedfoundation.org. 
    This series is presented by Hopelab, a social innovation lab and impact investor supporting the mental health of adolescents, ages 10-25, especially BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth. Learn more at hopelab.org. 
    This series is also presented by the Stupski Foundation, returning resources to the communities it calls home in Hawaiʻi and the San Francisco Bay Area by 2029 to support just and resilient food, health, and higher education systems for all. Learn more at stupski.org. 
    This series is also presented by the Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. Learn more at luminafoundation.org.
    Follow I Need to Ask You Something wherever you get your podcasts, or listen ad-free on Amazon Music with your Prime Membership.
    You can also get premium content and behind the scenes material by subscribing to Lemonada Premium on Apple Podcasts. 
    Follow Dr. Monica Band on Instagram at @the.mindful_healer. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.
    Want to become a Lemonada superfan? Join us at joinsubtext.com/lemonadasuperfan.  
    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.
    To follow along with a transcript, go to lemonadamedia.com/show/ shortly after the air date.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 38 min
    How to spot racial trauma

    How to spot racial trauma

    Racial trauma refers to the mental and emotional toll caused by things like racial bias, discrimination, violence, and hate crimes. It can severely impact a person’s mental and physicall health, and have a wide array of symptoms. Associate Producer Tess Novotny joins Dr. Monica Band to find out more.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

CBCMB ,

Need a Second Season!

This podcast effortlessly captures the beauty, pain, and connection of humanity. Dr. Band thoughtfully supports each family as they deepen their relationships and navigate diverse experiences. Podcasts like this help emerging adults feel more connected, seen, and heard; a critical element that promotes overall well-being. I would absolutely love a second season!

samyoolh1 ,

Feeling Connected!

These episodes are wonderful. Dr. Monica Band’s approach to calmly address complex cases has me in awe. The difficult conversations presented by “I need to ask you something” are captivating and thought provoking. I will continue to listen and hope there are more episodes to come!

CJ Schomp ,

Love the message but could do without pushing political

I don’t care what your views are on abortion. Do not push “Defenders” on people looking for your otherwise helpful information on emotional issues.

Don’t make everything political.

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