Letter To Her Suicidal 16 Year-Old Self – Katie Hirshberg

Letter To Her Suicidal 16 Year-Old Self – Katie Hirshberg

The 19 year-old college sophomore opens with a letter she wrote to her 16 year-old self who was so tired of the years of depression, anxiety self-hate, bullying, co-dependence, perfectionism, Crohn’s Disease and feeling like a burden that she was on the verge of taking her life.  Her dad, Alan sits in on the session to occasionally share his perspective on her struggles, their family dynamics and what he might have done differently.

This episode is sponsored by American Public Media’s podcast The Hilarious World of Depression with host John Moe

This episode is sponsored by TalkSpace online therapy.  To sign up or to learn more, go to www.Talkspace.com/mihh  and, as a special offer for our listeners, you can use coupon code MIHH to get $30 off your first month.

Follow Katie on Twitter at @Rosearium

The podcast is now accepting monthly donations via Patreon.  Go to www.patreon.com/mentalpod

Hello nice listener!

I’m so sorry but MIHH episodes one year and older are only available at Stitcher Premium. Go to www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod and use offer code “MENTAL” to get a free month of listening when you signup.

For $4.99/month you get access to ad-free versions of all our shows (older than one year) going back to episodes #1 from March 2011, as well as hundreds of hours of other podcasts’ back catalogs, original shows, exclusive bonus episodes, stand up comedy albums and more.

Please remember to use the offer code “MENTAL” because it gives me credit for bringing a new subscriber to Stitcher Premium and that helps me financially and the podcast needs it. I wish I didn’t have to do this but there it is. Every little bit helps.

Episode notes:

This episode is sponsored by American Public Media's podcast The Hilarious World of Depression with host John Moe

This episode is sponsored by TalkSpace online therapy.  To sign up or to learn more, go to www.Talkspace.com/mihh  and, as a special offer for our listeners, you can use coupon code MIHH to get $30 off your first month.

Follow Katie on Twitter at @Rosearium

The podcast is now accepting monthly donations via Patreon.  Go to www.patreon.com/mentalpod

Episode Transcript:

Would you like to volunteer to transcribe this episode? If so, please email Paul at mentalpod@gmail.com. It takes an average typist about a full day to transcribe an episode.