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June 29, 2022

Living With Self-Loathing w/ Zack Bonnie Pt. 2

Living With Self-Loathing w/ Zack Bonnie Pt. 2

Zack Bonnie “graduated” from Rocky Mountain Acade…


Zack Bonnie “graduated” from Rocky Mountain Academy at age sixteen, and then attended regular high school to fill the gaps in his education. He went on to college, an acting career in New York, tournament gambling, and adventures around the world. He is now an activist for the human rights of teens confined in residential facilities. Zack makes his home near the Blue Ridge Mountains of Central Virginia, where he loves to hike. Author of the Dead, Insane, or in Jail book series, Zack takes readers into the inner workings of the facility where he lived, and the impact the school had on his hyper-stimulated young mind. Incarcerated at age fourteen at a school for troubled teens in Northern Idaho, Zack has crafted a fast-moving, plot-driven memoir, with vivid characters and telling details, where even simple English words take on sinister meanings. In this second half of their two-part conversation, Zack opens up to Rachel about his own horrific experiences in the grips of the Troubled Teen Industry, detailing his teenage years spent at Rocky Mountain Academy as well as in "wilderness therapy". Rachel provides insight into the lingering psychological effects that can occur from the "tough love" techniques commonly employed in teen residential treatment programs Before You Go: Rachel explains how rehabilitation centers whose technique of encouraging growth through suffering is counter-productive and only appears to be effective because of the visceral response displayed by its victims. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you or someone you know is seeking abortion care, go to AbortionFinder.org now to learn about your options. You can find a list of local abortion funds by state here: https://abortionfunds.org/funds/ The Yellowhammer Fund serves the Deep South, especially Alabama and Mississippi: https://www.yellowhammerfund.org/ Indigenous Women Rising has an abortion fund open to all Indigenous people in the United States and Canada: https://airtable.com/shrLw8oy9UTIPkpXv You can also donate to Planned Parenthood, which provides sex education and reproductive care around the country: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Find Zack's books on Amazon here: amzn.to/2hznZVR More information on Zack at: www.deadinsaneorinjail.com If you'd like to support Zack's work directly please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/ZackDIJ Thanks to all of our newest Patreon supporters: Sarah Hinds, Anna Stanuch, Caitlin Benson, Fiona Jeyachandran, George, Atiya Wahab, Rene Steelman, Angela Marie, Ietseatapples, Anita Lehn, Deena, Lindsey, Roxanne, Megan Miller, Bobbie Andrews To help support the show monthly and get bonus episodes, shirts, and tote bags, please visit: www.patreon.com/indoctrination Prefer to support the IndoctriNation show with a one-time donation? Use this link: www.paypal.me/indoctrination You can help the show for free by leaving a rating on Spotify or Apple/ iTunes. It really helps the visibility of the show!