Saving Daniella

June 7, 2012
Terri and Bob are desperate to save their 17-year-old daughter, Daniella, from her self-destructive behavior. Daniella says she’s struggling with her sexual identity and fears her parents won’t accept her choices. Can Dr. Phil help this teen find the reception she’s seeking?

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Concerned Parents
Terri and Bob ask Dr. Phil for help in dealing with their 17-year-old daughter, Daniella, who they say has been skipping school, doing drugs and running away from home. Dr. Phil helps stage an intervention, and gets to the heart of the family's turmoil.

"We're at a loss for words over what to do for her anymore."

Meet Daniella
Daniella says she has been scared to tell her parents the truth about her sexual orientation out of fear that they wouldn't accept her. How do they really feel? Plus, Daniella reveals the hurtful words that she says recently forced her to run away from home.

"A hard life is living a lie every day of your existence — that’s a hard life.”