182: What if your daughter committed a seemingly unforgivable act?
“I close my eyes even to this day reliving it over and over in my head like, ‘Did that really happen?’ I wasn’t for sure that it was really real.”
Producer: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits
Episode Summary: A mother struggles to raise her child through a series of chaotic relationships, when one day, as her daughter’s mental illness spirals out of control, an unthinkable decision will change their lives forever
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Content/Trigger Warnings: mental illness, self-harm, sexual abuse, suicide attempt, car accident, near death experience, severe injury, explicit language
Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper
Music Bed: “Union Flow” – Spuntic
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