Slaying the Dragons of Mental Health
“There is a crack in everything. It’s where the Light gets in.”
CRACKED! The Podcast is a new multimedia podcast, conceived and co-hosted by author, filmmaker, philanthropist, and mental health advocate Rebecca Schaper and veteran broadcaster, journalist, author, and Talk TV/radio show host, Sandie Sedgbeer.
Its mission—as summed up in its subtitle—is to “slay the dragons of mental health” by stripping away the shame, embarrassment, fear, and stigma by expanding the conversation into areas less often visited.
A myriad things can tip the scales of our emotional, physical, psychological, and mental wellbeing in a positive or a less beneficial direction—from brain and body chemistry, hormones, food, nutrition, trauma, shock, and our microbiome to pharmaceutical drugs, psychedelic substances, meditation, visionary experiences, and spiritual awakenings…
CRACKED! The Podcast will explore them all…
No aspect of mental health from its wide variety of expressions to the multitude of seen and unseen things that can influence it will go unexamined…
Including the notion that, for many, break down can be the beginning of breakthrough.
SANDIE SEDGBEER is a journalist, author, broadcaster, and Talk TV/Radio Show host with more than 30 years’ experience in the media.
She hosts the weekly flagship show, What is Going Om for the OMTimes Media Network, and founder of The No BS Spiritual Book Club, which is dedicated to providing spiritual explorers with a trusted, ever-growing archive of 10 Best Lists of spiritual/inspirational books compiled by respected teachers/authors, speakers, and authorities in the consciousness movement. Weekly live video interviews with contributors share the stories behind the 10 Best spiritual books that influenced guests the most on their life journey. www.sedgbeer.com
Rebecca makes frequent public and media appearances as a spokesperson for mental-health awareness and spiritual development, including presentations to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the Canadian Mental Health Association, the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and more. www.rebeccaschaper.com
Watch the special Holiday prequel edition of Sandie’s interview with Rebecca Schaper in which Rebecca shares a little of the history of her family’s struggles with mental health, which led to her becoming a passionate advocate for mental health.
In this honest and intimate interview, Rebecca shares the story of her brother who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. With Kyle Tekiela, she co-produced and directed the award-winning documentary A Sister’s Call which film chronicles her mission to bring her brother Call Richmond Jr. back from the depths of homelessness and schizophrenia, all while seeking ways to heal herself and her family from the past. Her memoir The Light in His Soul: Lessons from My Brother’s Schizophrenia recounts the events in the film, supplemented by her intimate personal reflections on recovering from trauma and developing spiritual insight.