Sadie Sutton: Persisting Through Teenage Depression and Anxiety


Sadie Sutton

Sadie Sutton is a 19-year-old psychology student at the University of Pennsylvania. After receiving a year and a half of intensive treatment for severe depression and anxiety (beginning at 13 years old) and since fully recovering from severe depression and anxiety, she was inspired to share her story with fellow teens going through their own personal growth.

Sadie started the She Persisted podcast in 2019. Inside her episodes, she conducts impactful and inspirational interviews with subject matter experts, fellow teenagers, and social media personalities to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and inspire teens to create a life worth living. 

Sadie's episodes offer self-improvement tips, DBT education, and vulnerable personal experiences, making it a show for anyone struggling or interested in mental health. 

We're talking about…

  • What Sadie’s mental health struggles looked like
  • What her mental health treatment looked like
  • How she engaged in self-harm as a means of getting validation and attention
  • What mindset shifts she had to make to help improve her mental health
  • What she feels was not helpful in her healing journey
  • What Dialectical behavior therapy looks like
  • Why sleep is crucial to improving your mental health
  • Why she started the She Persisted Podcast
  • What she’d suggest to a parent whose teen is struggling with their mental health
  • What tool you can use to help with intense emotions
  • What she’d say to a teenager struggling

More from Sadie Sutton…

Visit her website

Listen to her podcast, She Persisted

Hangout with her on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok

Even more goodies…

If you loved this episode, you'll also love Episode 131: Helping Girls Thrive in an Era of Increased Anxiety and Depression with Donna Jackson Nakazawa.

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