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Learn more about and listen to the “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign’s podcast: “What Parents Are Saying — Prevention Wisdom, Authenticity, and Empowerment.”

What Parents Are SayingSAMHSA’s “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign podcast, “What Parents Are Saying — Prevention Wisdom, Authenticity, and Empowerment,” provides a platform for parents and caregivers to get informed, be prepared, and take action by having open and honest conversations with their kids about substance use and mental health. Hosted by Debbie Berndt, Director of Parent Movement 2.0, the podcast features discussions with parents, caregivers, and nationally recognized experts lending their unique perspectives and experiences on how to navigate conversations around these important topics.

Disclaimer: This podcast is brought to you by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, also known as SAMHSA. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of SAMHSA or the US Department of Health and Human Services. For questions or comments about this podcast, please contact

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Last Updated: 05/12/2023