On this episode of True Life we follow the lives of three individuals coping with stuttering issues.
My best friend has a stuttering problem and I know he gets sooo frustrated with it. Sometimes he lets us say what he is trying to say, but he really tries hard to not stutter. He has found sometimes if he takes a deep breathe when having a problem with a word it helps. I also stutter, but mostly when I'm scared or nervous so its not all that bad. But, even that little bit of stuttering I do frustrates me.
Deadmau5 eat your heart out!
Okay, I have read all the comments about these people and this episode. Some of you who commented really need to keep your thoughts to your selves. One person stated that it is hereditary ( Ms Thang). Well thats wrong and another person said it was a disease. Where do you people come up with this stuff. Quit feeling sorry for us and when some one does stutter in your presence the best thing you can do to help is except it and don't make stupid comments. We don't need to change, some people in this world just need to grow up! Thank you and have a nice DDDDDDay.
Jessicas so brave itssweet how close she is with her dad.:)
caryn has like no stutter, i think she's being more dramatic than realistic. All the others are really bad and hers isn't even there and it angers me.
They are all inspiring to me and helped me so much to see their attitudes and results. I cant believe that Caryn actually successfully said a speech in front of everybody in her speech class and on the bus. That amazes me and gives me hope and confidence that it is possible to do that. I really look up to her and appreciate what she has done.
I've had a speech impediment for years, ever since I was around 6. You are very brave and awe-inspiring to actually appear on national tv and expose your disease, because that's what it is. I'd LOVE for you to friend me on Facebook, if possible! You're awesome, cute, and I admire you taking a stand for us. Thanks!
Jessica is so adorable. i just wanna hug her.
I've stuttered as long as I can remember, and I didnt want to watch this just becuase I know the emotional roller coaster that it can be. But through the years I've opened up to it. Im 23 and still stutter but it hasnt stopped me. Im currently a young preacher who stutters and standing in front of hundred or so people every now and then to preach is wrecking lol..but not impossible. Its a tough but hey.
i have a friend that stutters but i've known him long enough and hung around him so much that i barely even notice. im just used to it so its not that serious. his stutter isn't as bad as tims and the pageant girl. i never knew how severe it could be til i saw that guy tim. that's insane. my friend can't even bring himself to watch this episode and i kinda understand why. they said in the episode that people who stutter are more compassionate and i believe thats so true.
i like how when the name for the new Miss New York name is called, Jessica is doing her "shocked oh my god its me" reaction only to realize that it wasn't her name that was called and to have to suddenly just stand there and clap lol
This was a really touching episode.
I send caryn a friend request on facebook but she never accepted me *cries* I tend to stutter but i feel like i can never be another relationship because of my stuttering and my social phobia but about the video, where is the part when caryn is on the bus and say she stutters?
seems like tim is faking it ;/
my best friend stutters im so used to her talking i dont even notice...funny thing, stutters can sing without stuttering lol
Tim's boss is AWESOME.
I firmly believe in this advice for all individuals, whether their differences are significant or minor. It's all about respect! :)
this was really enlightening.
First of all, thanks to MTV for creating this documentary to raise awareness for stuttering- it was very well constructed! I am in graduate school for speech-language pathology, and feel compelled to share a few facts about stuttering as well as tips for listeners. -The exact cause of stuttering is unknown. -Stuttering is found in almost all cultures. -Stuttering children do not differ scholastically from nonstuttering children. -Children and adults who stutter do not have greater anxiety issues than children and adults who do not stutter. -Fluency is greater in situations where attitudes are positive. -Stress and stuttering are not always related. (Culatta & Goldberg, 1995) Tips for Listeners: -Do not interrupt a person who stutters. -Do not make comments like, Its ok, you can do it or Just take your time. -While listening, do not make facial expressions or side comments any differently than you would when conversing with a person who does not stutter. -Dont feel sorry or take pity for people who stutter. Sure, stuttering is an unfortunate situation, but showing charity or an attitude of pity to someone who stutters only makes them feel worse. Its great to care, but care for a person who stutters just like you would care for someone else. Who wants to be treated any differently? More than anything, no matter how the media portrays it, stuttering isnt funny. Its a real issue for millions of people, and it could have just as easily affected you and me.
Thats really cool that Tim got hired. For employers to discriminate against him becuse of his stutter is just as wrong as some one being discriminated against because of race or gender. I'm glad he got the job.
Where does Caryn live/go to school? Seems like there's a whole lotta hot guys around there. Woot! :-)