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episode 46: #513 Melinda Hill

Comedian, writer, actress, & podcaster (Let's Process This) Melinda Hill @RealMelindaHill talks about growing up with a parent with untreated bipolar, always being the new kid at school (she moved 21 times) working through unhealthy coping mechanisms, and coming out the other side of it all by getting help.

Be sure to visit to see her various projects and check out her new standup special "Inappropriate". Follow her @RealMelindaHill

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 2020-11-13  1h25m