Alyssa Shares Her Daily Struggles Supporting Herself and Her Ailing Mother ('Secret Lives of Americans' Episode 6 Clip)

Despite long and arduous work hours and support from a local food pantry, Alyssa struggles to make ends meet.
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Jul 15, 2015·
TakePart Staff
We all have secrets. But at a certain point, they become too big to keep. Secret Lives of Americans is a fascinating, new documentary series that takes a look at the secrets we all keep, and the strength it takes to reveal them to our friends and family. Eating disorders, food security, HIV/AIDS, and debt are just a few of issues in the U.S. that push many to secrecy and isolation. For these ten courageous Americans, though, now is the time to finally come clean. In a groundbreaking storytelling format, each person will self-document their journey – with handheld cameras, phones, and laptops - as they reveal their secret to their friends, their family, and to you.
Secrets can take over our lives. These people are ready to take their lives back.
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