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TMM Episode 11: Dante Peace: Ask Them if They are OK Mourning Meeting

    • Mental Health

The popularity of TMM Episode 8 revealed how much people want to hear about Robert Peace. So this week, we interviewed his uncle, Dante, about Robert's life and the lessons Dante learned from his death. Robert Peace was an accomplished student and athlete. He was well liked and had many friends.  The fact that his father was in jail for a double murder didn't seem to affect him. Or did it? No one asked.  And then he left for college with a full scholarship to Yale.  With such an amazing opportunity, no one thought to ask him what it was like to go from an inner city to Yale University, in a very different environment than he was used to.  After his death, Dante learned more about Robert's life and and reflects in the interview on some missed opportunities to check in with his nephew and offer support when it was needed. He wants to spread a message that we need to check in with people after trauma and loss, even if they look like they are doing well. 

The popularity of TMM Episode 8 revealed how much people want to hear about Robert Peace. So this week, we interviewed his uncle, Dante, about Robert's life and the lessons Dante learned from his death. Robert Peace was an accomplished student and athlete. He was well liked and had many friends.  The fact that his father was in jail for a double murder didn't seem to affect him. Or did it? No one asked.  And then he left for college with a full scholarship to Yale.  With such an amazing opportunity, no one thought to ask him what it was like to go from an inner city to Yale University, in a very different environment than he was used to.  After his death, Dante learned more about Robert's life and and reflects in the interview on some missed opportunities to check in with his nephew and offer support when it was needed. He wants to spread a message that we need to check in with people after trauma and loss, even if they look like they are doing well. 

37 min

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