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 17 – SEPTEMBER 2
Medical Marijuana – Making Sense of the Cannabis Debate
As stress, depression, anxiety and fear escalate, medical marijuana is increasingly being used to calm stress, ameliorate withdrawal symptoms, and ease physical, mental, and emotional pain. But how effective is medical marijuana really? And how safe?
In this episode, Dr. Rasean Hodge and Nick McCauley unravel some of the many myths and misconceptions about cannabis.
EPISODE 19 – OCTOBER 7
From Schizophrenia to Recovery with Bethany Yeiser and Mary Beth De Bord
Bethany Yeiser is an author and mental health advocate. Her memoir Mind Estranged tells the story of her life from her years as a promising university student through her gradual descent into schizophrenia, and unexpected full recovery.
In July, 2016, she established the CURESZ Foundation to help patients achieve the highest possible level of recovery.
EPISODE 20 – NOVEMBER 4
Healing Our Wounded Parts with Internal Family Systems Therapy with Dr. Richard C. Schwartz
Dr. Richard C Schwartz has been transforming psychology for decades with his Internaal Family Systems (IFS) Model, which he developed in response to clients’ descriptions of various parts within themselves.
He is the author of over 50 articles and 5 books including No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model.
EPISODE 21 – NOVEMBER 18
Mental Health, Trauma & The Wetiko Mind Virus with Paul Levy
A noted pioneer in the field of spiritual emergence, Tibetan Buddhist practitioner, teacher, healer, artist, and author, Paul Levy is the author of several books that explore the nature of madness, evil, psychological and emotional abuse, the shadow self, and Wetiko – a mind virus that is at the root of every crisis we and the world are facing today, but which, once recognized, can help humanity wake up and bring sanity back to our society.