CRACKED! The Podcast
OUR PASSION. OUR PURPOSE. OUR PODCAST
listen to the story that inspired the podcast
Meet Your Hosts
Rebecca Schaper is an author, filmmaker, philanthropist, and mental health advocate. She is co-producer/director of the award-winning documentary, A Sister’s Call, which chronicles her mission to bring her brother Call Richmond Jr. back from the depths of homelessness and schizophrenia while seeking ways to heal herself and her family from the past, and author of The Light in His Soul: Lessons from My Brother’s Schizophrenia.
Rebecca makes frequent public and media appearances as a spokesperson for mental-health awareness and spiritual development.
SANDIE SEDGBEER is a journalist, author, broadcaster, and Talk TV/Radio Show host with more than 30 years’ experience in the media.
She is the author of six successful non-fiction books, founder and Editor-in-Chief of three leading-edge new thought magazines, and the founder of the No BS Spiritual Book Club.
Because mental health isn’t something that applies to just some of us—it applies to all of us.
Stress, grief, loss, worry, bereavement, health challenges, and periods of uncertainty are inevitable life experiences that can tip the scales at any time, throwing any one of us off-balance.
At times like these, some areas of life and living can feel challenging.
The fact is… we’re all susceptible to anxiety, depression, grief, and irrational behaviors at times—they’re all part of the human condition.
We’re all cracked, and that’s not such a bad thing. For it’s when the cracks appear that we open ourselves up to change, growth, and new beginnings.
EPISODE 11 – JUNE 3 2021
Greeting the Monsters in Your Head with ACT – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
ACT is a flexible program for learning how to practice a popular, proven-effective therapy protocol that’s helping people with anxiety and depression get comfortable with uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. It’s also helping people improve their relationships, develop healthier exercise and eating behaviors, cope better with pain or health conditions, and make positive changes not just in their lives.
EPISODE 12 – JUNE 17 2021
From Mental Illness to Mental Health Advocate & Peer-to-Peer Specialist
Former Washington Post journalist, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and author of the NY Times bestseller, CRAZY—A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, returns with his son Kevin to share their individual perspectives on Kevin’s mental health journey and how it affected their relationship, Kevin’s recovery, and his work as a peer-to-peer specialist helping others recover their mental well-being.
EPISODE 13 – JULY 1 2021
The Link Between Inflammation and Depression
Worldwide, depression will be the single biggest cause of disability in the next 20 years, but treatment for it has not changed much in the last three decades. In the world of psychiatry, time has apparently stood still… until now! World expert in neuroscience and mental health, Prof. Ed Bullmore, author of the game-changing bestseller The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to Depression joins Rebecca and Sandie to explain why.
EPISODE 14 – JULY 15 2021
Finding Emotional Wellness in Times of Anxiety & Change
Sister Jenna is a prominent motivational speaker, teacher, spiritual leader, author, TV personality, and founder of the internationally syndicated podcast, America Meditating. In this episode, she shares her professional and personal insights on emotional wellness, the power of meditation, and coping with loved ones who are experiencing dementia, Alzheimer’s, memory loss, and cognitive decline.