11 episodes

Season 1 of Our Turn to Talk is presented by This Is My Brave, Inc. (TIMB) - a national nonprofit whose vision is to one day live in a world where we don't have to call it "brave" to talk openly about mental illness. Join host Anastasia Vlasova, former TIMB Intern, as she has raw, honest conversations with TIMB participants and takes a deeper look into the current state of young people's mental health. TIMB believes that #StorytellingSavesLives, and we hope that this podcast becomes the catalyst for you to find your stage - whatever that may be - and empowers you to Be Brave in your own conversations surrounding mental health.
 
Season 1 of Our Turn to Talk is produced by Principle Pictures in partnership with This Is My Brave, Inc. The podcast includes content from the WETA Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project. This season is made possible by generous donations from The Hershey Company, The Hollister Confidence FUND, Rose-Marie van Otterloo, The Risa Fund, and a dedicated anonymous donor.
 
Special thanks to our clinical advisors Kyaien O. Conner, PhD, LSW, MPH and Tammy George, MSW, LCSW. Theme music by Merel & Tony Additional music by Anthony Barilla.

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Our Turn to Talk w/Anastasia Vlasova Principle Pictures

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Season 1 of Our Turn to Talk is presented by This Is My Brave, Inc. (TIMB) - a national nonprofit whose vision is to one day live in a world where we don't have to call it "brave" to talk openly about mental illness. Join host Anastasia Vlasova, former TIMB Intern, as she has raw, honest conversations with TIMB participants and takes a deeper look into the current state of young people's mental health. TIMB believes that #StorytellingSavesLives, and we hope that this podcast becomes the catalyst for you to find your stage - whatever that may be - and empowers you to Be Brave in your own conversations surrounding mental health.
 
Season 1 of Our Turn to Talk is produced by Principle Pictures in partnership with This Is My Brave, Inc. The podcast includes content from the WETA Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project. This season is made possible by generous donations from The Hershey Company, The Hollister Confidence FUND, Rose-Marie van Otterloo, The Risa Fund, and a dedicated anonymous donor.
 
Special thanks to our clinical advisors Kyaien O. Conner, PhD, LSW, MPH and Tammy George, MSW, LCSW. Theme music by Merel & Tony Additional music by Anthony Barilla.

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    Dear My Mental Illness (Joe's Brave)

    Dear My Mental Illness (Joe's Brave)

    19-year-old Joe Perry from Gahanna, Ohio tells us what it was like to have school authorities turn against him after he came forward about his mental health challenges. We explore the impact of this stigma, and Joe takes us through his journey with depression, anxiety and self-harm. Joe introduces us to his greatest coping mechanism - writing poetry - and we hear from Tasha Golden on the impact of poetry and creative writing as healing arts. 
    Joe shared his story through poetry with This Is My Brave, Inc. (TIMB) at their 2021 National Teen Show. You can watch it here.
    If you’re struggling or considering suicide, you can now call the national suicide and crisis hotline: 9-8-8.
    You can also still contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
    If you are in a crisis situation, please text STORY to 741741 to be connected with a crisis counselor at Crisis Text Line.

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    • 29 min
    Finding Healing in Traditions (MaDarrius' Brave)

    Finding Healing in Traditions (MaDarrius' Brave)

    A dirt bike accident changed MaDarrius Burgo’s life forever, but it didn’t diminish his spirit. Hear this 20-year-old’s story of coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), living life in a wheelchair and how music and poetry restored his faith in life when he felt like he lost everything. A member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, MaDarrius takes us along to one of the tribe’s traditional “healing fires.” This ritual reveals the tribal elders’ perspectives and insights from about the importance of nurturing the spirit as a means to maintain mental health.
    MaDarrius first shared his story through poetry and music with This Is My Brave, Inc. (TIMB) at their 2021 National Teen Show. You can watch it here {https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewi6KKQoWrI&t=773s}

    If you are in a crisis situation, please text STORY to 741741 to be connected with a crisis counselor at Crisis Text Line {www.crisistextline.org/}. 


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    • 25 min
    Finding Purpose Through Grief (Aliyah’s Brave)

    Finding Purpose Through Grief (Aliyah’s Brave)

    Faith and spirituality are sources of comfort at times of loss. But what happens when that faith is shaken? 20-year-old Aliyah Green from Downingtown, Pennsylvania shares her story through grief after her younger brother died suddenly. She tells us how she struggled to understand the meaning of such a loss, and how it impacted her relationship with God. We hear from grief expert Dr. Heidi Horsely on the trauma of losing a family member, and how to best seek support. Aliyah shares her healing process and how she’s begun to restore her faith through writing, poetry and public speaking. Aliyah first shared her story through music with This Is My Brave, Inc. (TIMB) at their 2021 National Teen Show. You can watch it here.
    If you are in a crisis situation, please text STORY to 741741 to be connected with a crisis counselor at Crisis Text Line.

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    • 22 min
    Healing Through Song (Jada’s Brave)

    Healing Through Song (Jada’s Brave)

    Jada Bromberg, an 18-year-old musician from Fairfax, Virginia, wrote a very special song about what she imagines the last moments were like with her biological mother. It’s a time she doesn’t remember in her home country, China. She tells us her adoption story, shares her diagnosis of clinical depression and explains how she struggles with her cultural identity. We explore the role music plays in her mental well-being and hear from expert Joanne Loewy on the powerful impact that playing music has on mental health. Jada first shared her story through music with This Is My Brave, Inc. (TIMB) at their 2021 National Teen Show. You can watch it here.

    If you are in a crisis situation, please text STORY to 741741 to be connected with a crisis counselor at Crisis Text Line.

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    • 24 min
    A Diet Gone Wrong (Delaney’s Brave)

    A Diet Gone Wrong (Delaney’s Brave)

    19-year-old Delaney Reilly from Windemere, Florida shares how an obsession with being thin became a diagnosis of anorexia, but it was never about food or weight. She tells us how she developed an eating disorder after suffering from anxiety nearly her whole life. We hear from Laurelee Roark, director of the eating disorder non-profit, Beyond Hunger, on ways we can prevent eating disorders before they begin through proper education on body image and intuitive eating. Delaney also shares her story of recovery, from attending an intensive outpatient treatment program to coping with difficult emotions through playing the violin.
    If you or someone you love is struggling with an eating disorder, help is available through the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA). If you are in a crisis situation, please text STORY to 741741 to be connected with a crisis counselor at Crisis Text Line.

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    • 29 min
    Mental Health Makes You Human (Morgan's Brave)

    Mental Health Makes You Human (Morgan's Brave)

    16-year-old hockey star Morgan Urso has a message for young athletes: Talking about mental health doesn’t make you less tough, it just makes you human. Hear Morgan’s story of being ostracized from her hockey team when she opened up about her mental health struggles to her coach, an experience that turned her into an activist for mental health awareness in the world of competitive sports. 
    If you’re struggling or considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). If you are in a crisis situation, please text STORY to 741741 to be connected with a crisis counselor at Crisis Text Line. 


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    • 25 min

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