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Self-Harm in Teens ft. Dr. Blaise Aguirre, MD – Shrinking It Down

*Content Warning: This episode contains segments of discussion that may be difficult for some audience members to hear. Content such as descriptions of self-harm methods are included.

Self-Esteem: How do we build our kids up? – Shrinking It Down

Low self-esteem gets all of us down at one point or another. For kids, the goal is to help build them back up. Lots of things can lower our kids’ self-esteem like body image, cyberbullying, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and surprisingly, guilt (along with lots of other things!).

Low Self-Esteem: Where Does It Come From and What Can Adults Do to Help?

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Let’s consider two adolescent scenarios.

Body Image and Young People featuring Dr. Holly Peek, MD, MPH – Shrinking It Down

Turning on TV, opening a magazine, or going on our phones these days, kids are overwhelmed with images showing us what we should look like. Even on “reality” TV, none of the people look like your average person.


El Día de Acción de Gracias es un día muy especial para mi y por muchas razones, la mayoría de las cuales tienen que ver con la comida. Cuando era niña, mi padre cubano y madre mexicana evitaban la tradición del pavo y en su lugar asaban un cerdo entero sazonado con salsa de Mojo.

On Gratitude

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Thanksgiving Day is my favorite holiday and for many reasons, most of which have to do with food. As a child, my Cuban father and Mexican mother would bypass the turkey tradition and instead roast an entire pig seasoned with Mojo Sauce.

What’s Up With Everyone? A Youth Mental Health Campaign With Academy-Award Winning Aardman

We all know that it is best to support young people who are struggling with life’s challenges upstream, and not wait until they need clinical interventions. I have been leading a new multi-media campaign to do just this.

Hope Beyond Anorexia – Shrinking It Down (Season 1, Episode 9)

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A Closer Look at Anorexia Nervosa

For more information about eating disorders, and ways you can help to make a difference for a young person in your life, please visit the National Eating Disorder Association website. #NEDAwareness


Anorexia Nervosa deeply affects everyone.

Discovering Who I Am: The Critical Role Of Identity

The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice.

“Who are you?” said the Caterpillar.

This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation.