July 26, 2020
Re-releasing a popular episode with Actress, Filmmaker, Model, and Activist Shreya Patel.
March 9, 2020
Hi, and thanks for listening to another episode of the Mental Health Raw and Open Podcast. On today's show, we will chat with Sharon Smith, Author of the newly released book "Healing the Little Woman Inside, Stories of Rebirth and Renewal. She is also the and owner of a nonprofit Charity called Simply a New Me, where she teaches and empowers young women to be strong, and brave and speak out.
I am humbled and honored to be a part of Sharon's book, and her vision of healing as many people as we can. Education reduces ignorance.
Sharon can be found on
Instagram as Simplyanewme
Facebook as Sharon Smith Stewart
or at www.Simplyanewme.com
Thank you for taking the time to listen and maybe even learn something new. I appreciate all of you. I hope you all have a good week, and until next time, take care and be well.
If you enjoy my work, please feel free to contribute to help me with some of the out of pocket fees.
Music by Jay Superior
February 29, 2020
So, this is a solo podcast, and without a doubt the hardest one I have ever had to do. It is a memorial tribute to my dear friend, Penny Hollick. She was one of the strongest, bravest, and beautiful souls that I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. She lost her fight to cancer Monday, Feb 24, 2020. A day that I will never forget.
I did this podcast so I could share a bit of my friend with you all, and would really appreciate you having a listen. It is not too long.
Thank you, and until next time, take care and be well.
February 20, 2020
Hi and welcome to another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show, we will chat with a very close friend, Jay (Superior) Doodnauth. Jay and I met at the premiere of his short MH film called Perspective. It is incredibly poignant and I would recommend watching it if you have the opportunity. I believe Jay has a link posted to it on his Instagram.
On top of being a film producer and director, Jay is a creative genius and an incredibly good musician. He also spends a lot of time supporting and speaking about Mental Health, and all round, is just a fantastic human being.
Please take some time to have a listen.
You can find Jay at: https://www.instagram.com/thinksuperior https://www/instagram.com/perspectivetheshortfilm
or on Facebook @jaysuperior
or on Soundcloud soundcloud.com/jdsuperior
Thank you for taking the time to listen. It means a lot to me, to be able to have an avenue besides writing to share stories, and hopefully help to lessen stigma. Until next time, take care and be well.
If you enjoy my podcast or websites or blog, please consider making a small donation as there are out of pocket expenses and I am on a very limited income. Thank you.
October 31, 2019
Hi and welcome to another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show we will chat with the amazing and eccentric Karen Unrue.
Karen is a survivor, a life coach, an author, and a fierce mental health advocate.
Karen's book, Blue Jellyfish Syndrome can be found on Amazon at:
Karen can be found on Twitter as @KarenUnrue.
I hope you enjoy the show and thank you again for taking the time to listen.
Take care and be well.
If you enjoy the podcast and wish to help me cover the out of pocket costs, you can donate at the following link:
Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/jodybetty https://t.co/HBlTTvAje5?amp=1
Music Credit: Jay Superior
October 17, 2019
Hi and thank you for tuning in to another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show, we will be chatting with US Veteran, Author and Advocate Betsy Ross.
Betsy's books Fight, and To Fight Again are raising awareness to the struggle that Veterans face daily when trying to come back from war and resume life in society. Her advocacy has helped many to not only talk about their struggles, but to reach out for help as well. Her book is well worth the read.
Betsy's books can be found at:
I hope you enjoy today's show, perhaps learn something new, and if so, pass on the message. Spreading the word helps keep the conversation open, which is very much needed.
Thank you again for your time, and until next time, take care and be well.
If you enjoy my content and wish to help support my out of pocket expenses, please feel free to leave a small donation through the link below.
https://ko-fi.com/jodybbwtips or PayPal.Me/jodybetty
September 10, 2019
It is World Suicide Prevention Day today, so I wanted to drop a short episode on awareness. Suicide rates have been increasing exponentially with no ending in sight. I would really appreciate if you could give this a listen, then maybe send it to a friend to listen and so on.
Suicide, the word is noticed, but often the actions leading up to it are not. Check on your friends and family. Ask the question directly..."are you having suicidal thoughts", it IS NOT going to put an idea in their head, however, it may, one day, save a life.
Stay strong and be well my friends, and thank you so much, as always, for your time.
August 22, 2019
Hi, and welcome back to another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. Thank you for tuning in and spending some time with us. On today's show we will talk with my dear friend Sarah Schuster. Sarah deals with depression and anxiety, and still manages her job as the editor in chief for the mental health section of The Mighty, which is an enormous site online, focusing on both mental and physical health. The stories are written by people from around the world who want to share their journey in writing. If you haven't had a look, please do so. We hope you enjoy the show.
July 4, 2019
Hi and welcome to the third episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show we will hear from Anne Moss Rogers, who is a suicide loss survivor, an author, a TEDx speaker and a suicide awareness and prevention advocate. Anne and I connected online a few years ago, and to see how far she has come, overcoming terrible tragedies, is truly inspirational. I feel lucky to be able to call her a friend. This show will discuss suicide, so if you are listening, make sure you are also doing self-care.
I hope you will join us, learn from us and spread the word so together we can knock down the barriers surrounding Mental Health.
Thank you, and be well.
Anne can be found via the following links...
(link: http://emotionallynaked.com) emotionallynaked.com
Facebook Business Page: Facebook.com/emotionallynaked
Linked In: linkedin.com/in/digitalmarketingexpertise
June 20, 2019
Hi, and thanks for visiting and/or listening. On this episode I am doing a brief 20 minute introduction to the podcast, and to myself. I will do random short episodes talking about my Mental Health issues, but will focus primarily on having open and candid discussions with my guests, which include sufferers, advocates, therapists, authors, life coaches and many more.
I really appreciate you spending a bit of your time with me.
Take care and be well.