Odessa, Part 4: Wellness Check
This episode contains references to mental health challenges, including eating disorders.
Joanna Lopez, the high school senior we met in our first episode of Odessa, has turned inward: staying in her bedroom, ghosting friends and avoiding band practice. But playing with the marching band at the last football game of her high-school career offers a moment of hope that maybe, one day, things will get better.
In the finale of our four-part series, we listen as the public health crisis becomes a mental health crisis in Odessa.