Resilience: Blessing or Curse?

Hold Me Back: Son and Father Change the Conversation

26-07-2023 • 1 hr 25 mins

Over the last decade, the concept of resilience has been synonymous with raising healthy kids. But what if we're wrong? What if one person's life journey shined a bright light on how resilience can function in society in a way that is far from healthy? Ash and Aidan welcome onto the show Emi Nietfeld - journalist, mental health advocate, and author of the highly acclaimed book, “Acceptance: A Memoir.” From homeless to Harvard, psychiatric wards to Google, Emi’s memoir - which she started writing as a teen - is a powerful commentary that society can often unwittingly fail those who need them most in the name of “resilience.” For Ash and Aidan, it was a commentary that was hard to confront, but impossible to turn away from. Join them for one of the most engaging interviews they’ve ever done. Who was more convincing: Aidan or Ash? Vote at