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CRACKED! The Podcast


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Meet Your Hosts

Rebecca Schaper

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

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.


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.

Join us live 9am PT/12 noon ET/5pm UK on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month HERE


EPISODE  9 – May 6 2021

Supporting Our Youth Through Stress, Anxiety, Depression & Times of Emotional Turbulence 

Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D., is a practicing clinical psychologist, licensed in California.  The author of Listening to Depression and several books on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults and teens, she is  known for her distinctive reframing of mental illnesses that are commonly conceived as detrimental, into gifts that offer exceptional strengths. She is unique in her use of radical self-acceptance in her treatment.

EPISODE 10 – May 20 2021

Acu-Points, Essential Oils & Flower Remedies for Emotional, Spiritual & Mental Health 

Lorie Eve Dechar is an Acupuncturist, Alchemical Healer, Artisan of Transformation, and author of three books, Five Spirits, Kigo, and The Alchemy of Inner Work. In this episode she  shares how applying  essential oils and flower remedies to specific acu-points can provide a quick, healthy, and natural alternative solution to drugs in helping alleviate symptoms more naturally when life gets fraught.

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 but also in the world. 

EPISODE 12 – JUNE 17 2021

From Mental Illness to Mental Health Advocate & Peer-to-Peer Specialist 

In this episode, 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. 

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1st and 3rd Thursday of the month | @ 12 noon ET/9am PT/5pm UTC. Streaming on YouTube and on Facebook

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