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Episode 157: Jessa

Season 11, Episode 8

Age: 22
Location: Osseo, Minnesota
Addiction: Alcohol, Meth, Marijuana
What’s memorable: How mean and angry she gets, her mother’s disgust at her being a lesbian, the overly supportive, enabling father, the very tense but ultimately successful intervention.  I know she’s portrayed here as a real pisser, but I have a feeling Jessa’s a pretty awesome person in real life, especially after getting sober.

Official Synopsis: Jessa’s meth and alcohol addiction have caused her to hole up in the her parents’ basement, drinking and using drugs until she blacks out, punches walls, and even attempts suicide. An intervention is desperately needed before Jessa overdoses and dies right under her parents’ noses.

Original Air Date: February 2012
Interventionist: Donna

Categories: Alcohol, Donna, Homosexuality, Meth, Season 11


14 Responses to “Episode 157: Jessa”

  1. Yeah Jessa is great. I wish i could contact her too. The way she left the intervention was baller i bet she is so fun to be around. I hear great things about Minnesota, go JESSY VENTURA!!!!!! but get out of there, if u have to move to San Fran or some other gay friendly place DO IT your great the way you are.

    Posted by Andrew | September 25, 2012, 5:12 pm
    • Minnesota is overall progressive, but the area she lives is in the very backwards part of the state (the 6th congressional district, where Michelle Bachmann used to represent). Fortunately, it’s not far from the Twin Cities, which has a huge, vibrant LGBT community.

      Posted by Stefan | August 15, 2017, 12:47 am
      • Yeah… Osseo is definitely not backwards. It’s also in the 3rd congressional district. Majority of the metro is fairly accepting to LGBTQ+.

        Posted by Cups | January 28, 2020, 9:50 pm
        • Yah I actually mixed it up with Otsego, which is in the 6th Congressional district and just outside of the seven county Twin Cities metro area. Osseo was in the news a few years ago for having incident regarding some faculty and staff breaking into a bathroom stall when a trans student was in there, and they also voted for the marriage amendment in 2012 (by a very narrow margin, but still all neighboring communities votes against it).

          Posted by Stefan | January 30, 2020, 12:11 am
  2. Just watched her episode. So hope you are doing well, Jessa. It was great to see you shining through at the end of the episode

    Posted by Anne Marie | October 4, 2017, 10:59 pm
  3. What was the most upsetting was that I wonder how much of her pain is from her mother’s lack of acknowledging her daughter is a lesbian. I think that it’s important for her family to suggest she get help, but I wonder if her mom thought about her reaction to her daughter’s sexuality played a role. Glad to see she was doing better though. She seems like an amazing person and someone who would be fun to be around.

    Posted by Jake | May 30, 2018, 2:55 pm
  4. Anyone have a facebook or any other updates? I never can figure out how people get addicts’ last names… the only person I’ve ever found on Facebook was Sturgill. But that’s cuz, well, his name is Sturgill.

    Posted by blarinna | July 17, 2018, 10:45 pm
  5. anyone know any updates on her

    Posted by Hanna klosterboer | November 28, 2018, 5:13 pm
  6. nice, my american family is from minnesota and i love her story, im curious, i did a lil digging and could only find a myspace page but i think it might be abandoned

    Posted by Hanna klosterboer | November 29, 2018, 2:33 pm
  7. stefan, add me on fb

    Posted by Hanna klosterboer | November 29, 2018, 2:34 pm
  8. It’s 2020. Any updates yet?

    Posted by Bre | February 20, 2020, 1:31 pm
  9. Where’s Jessa today?

    Posted by Nancy | June 19, 2020, 6:37 pm
  10. Jessa wherever you are I hope you’re okay and living as gay as you please

    Posted by Kathy | August 13, 2020, 9:49 am

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