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Brain Garden | An AZYEP Podcast

Planting Seeds to Grow Mental Wellness

Our communities are currently being challenged by a variety of issues that are creating struggles for our youth related to mental health. Brain Garden is a monthly collaboration between Cainegels Connection Inc. and the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program (AZYEP), hosted by Jenell Hilderbrand and Adele Craft. Tune in to hear inspiring conversations about Mental Wellness with our local students. The conversations will dig deep into topics like anxiety, depression, addiction, self harm, and self care. Learn about solutions and actions we can all take to make a positive impact in our communities. Listen in on the radio or stream live with KDNK on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 4PM.

Latest Episodes
  • The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program's former Program Manager Adele Craft talks with Brain Garden Host Jenell Hilderbrand about the meaningful messages they will take away from the show in this finale of Brain Garden.
  • On this month's episode of Brain Garden, host Jenell Hilderbrand talks with Blake Lockard about coming out and local resources for LGBTQ youth.
  • On this month's episode of Brain Garden, host Jenell Hilderbrand talks with Glenwood Springs High School graduate Christy De La Cruz about addiction to technology and social media, and preparing for college.
  • On this month's episode of Brain Garden, host Jenell Hilderbrand talks with Esmeralda Alverde Duarte about the COVID-19 pandemic, anxiety, depression, and academics.
  • On this month's episode of Brain Garden, host Jenell Hilderbrand talks with Ben Haim about dyslexia, as well as support at school and home.
  • On this month's episode of Brain Garden, host Jenell Hilderbrand talks with Jimmy Elsen about meditation, kayaking, and his mother's Alzheimer's disease diagnosis.
  • On this month's episode of Brain Garden, host Jenell Hilderbrand talks with Basalt High School senior Yazmin Ramos about anxiety, stress, mindfulness, going to therapy, and the power of family relationships.
  • On this month's episode of Brain Garden, host Jenell Hilderbrand talks with Erich Albrecht about drug induced psychosis, support systems, friendships, and the power of music.
  • On this month's episode of Brain Garden, host Jenell Hilderbrand talks with Mattea, a student at Glenwood Springs High School, about overcoming sports related injuries, mental health, and future aspirations.
  • On this month's episode of Brain Garden, host Jenell Hilderbrand talks with Elizabeth, a college student from Peru, about her experiences living in the Roaring Fork Valley.