Within this podcast, the host Alexis Hains and the guest Sadie Sutton, talks about teenage depression and how experiencing mental health without trauma as a cause can exist. As well as talking about teenage behavioral modification programs and how important it is for a family to go through their child’s mental health journey with them.
I found mentioning the following week’s guest quite helpful as it allows people to know what will be expected in the next week’s podcast.. However, I think the introduction about this quest could’ve been shorter as I thought the host went into too much detail.
Even though at the beginning the conversation felt a bit awkward, I thought that overall the host and the guests’ relationship was great. Sadie knew what she wanted to say and said it in a way that can be relatable to other young people going through the same thing.
I liked how they talked about how just because someone’s life looks perfect and there are no ACES but it doesn’t mean that they will not be prone to mental health struggles.
What is an ACES?
Meaning – Adverse Childhood Experience
ACE’s are what we experience when we are a child and how they have impacted us, how we grew and developed, our physical and mental health and so forth. To be classed as an ACE, the childhood experience normally has a negative effect on a child. For example, a divorce, abuse, death in the family and so on.
I liked how they talked about both the positives of getting treatment. Yet, I liked how they spoke about the treatment services that have a negative effect on young people. For example, behavioral modification programs. I’ve found this interesting as I’ve heard about these services but haven’t looked into it that much.
This podcast allows young people to realize that their feelings are validated and that they are not alone. As well as talking about how parents can help with the treatment by just being there and being involved with the journey.
Overall, the podcast was engaging as it spoke about issues that can affect young people which often can be looked down upon and dismissed. This is because sometimes the older generation can think that the younger generation has nothing to worry about.