123: Alice's brother went missing


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Content warning – this episode includes discussion of self-harm, addiction, and suicide.

Have you ever had to deal with the problem of someone you know, like a family member or a friend, who’s gone missing?

There’s this weird mixture of emotions, like frustration, because you just don’t know where this person is. And it’s also scary, because you don’t know what happened.

My mom got a little taste of what that’s like years ago. And the person that was missing was me. I was 5 years old, and it was my very first day of school. You can hear my mom talking about what happened, in the opening moments of this episode.

But not all missing person stories are resolved quickly or easily.

The story you’re about to hear is from Alice, and it’s about the time when her brother, Jake, disappeared. Their whole family was worried, and they reported Jake to the police as a missing person.

But eventually even the police gave up looking for Jake, and Alice knew it was up to her and the rest of the family to find him.

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