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 6, 2020
Hi, and welcome to another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show, we chat with survivor and therapist Brent Lyles. Brent suffers from mental health issues and openly shares them in order to better connect with his clients. Although he still deals with his diagnoses, he has turned his obstacles around, and now helps others not to suffer as he did. It was a great conversation with Brent, and I look forward to our next chat.
Brent can be found on Twitter: @itsbrentlyles
Thank you again for taking the time to listen, perhaps learn something new, and share. The more people that are educated increases the likelihood of ending the stigma surrounding mental health.
If you enjoy my content, please consider a small donation to help me cover out of pocket costs, it would be greatly appreciated.
Until next time, take care and be well.
January 23, 2020
Hi and welcome to Season 2 of Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's episode, we will chat with Caroline Cook, PTSD sufferer, and mental health advocate. Caroline works hard to educate the masses about the seriousness of TBI's, and she helps Vets who are facing numerous challenges upon their return home.
You can contact Caroline at:
Twitter: @CarolineMCook1 and @oneworldonepeo1 and @globalvetswalk
Thank you for listening and taking the time from your day to learn something new. Please feel free to share the podcast with anyone that may find it helpful.
Until then, take care and be well.
Jody Betty TIPS, CCR
@onelastkick71 and @bwpeersupport
Owner of Brave Wings Trauma and Crisis Informed Online Group Peer Support. Private groups starting the first week of February. Please contact me for further information.
Music by Jay Superior
December 5, 2019
Hi, and welcome to another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show, we will chat with a friend of mine from overseas, Rosie Cappuccino, in London, England. Rosie and I met on Twitter and found we had a lot in common, with us both afflicted with BPD. (Borderline Personality Disorder) In this episode, we will talk about BPD, and how it has affected our lives.
Rosie writes about BPD in her blog www.talkingaboutbpd.co.uk
Rosie can be found on Twitter at: @TalkingAboutBPD
Thank you again for spending your time with us, and if you learn something new, please feel free to share the podcast.
Until then, be well and take care.
Jody Betty, TIPS, CCR Jodybetty.com
Owner of Brave Wings Trauma and Crisis Informed Peer Support...Groups starting January 6th. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or BraveWingsTIPS@gmail.com
If you enjoy the show or my blogs, please feel free to donate a few dollars to help me cover the out of pocket expenses incurred.
November 21, 2019
Hi and thanks for tuning in for another episode of MH Raw and Open. On today's show, we will chat with Jenn Sadai. Jenn is a domestic abuse survivor, a feminist, a mental health advocate and a multi-published (six books) author.
Jenn is currently working on an anthology book, Women Ready to Rise, in which I am fortunate enough to have a part of my story shared in a chapter.
Jenn can be found on Twitter @AuthorJennSadai
Her six books are all available on Amazon. The link below is to her Amazon author page with all of her books.
Thank you again for taking your time to listen, and if you learned something new, feel free to share. Until next time, stay strong and be well.
JodyB, TIPS, CCR
Owner of Brave Wings Trauma and Crisis Informed Peer Support. Groups starting January 6th.
Please email or contact me on twitter @onelastkick71 for more information.
If you enjoy my content and wish to help support keeping the show running, my PayPal and Kofi links are below. Every dollar helps with out of pocket costs.
November 7, 2019
Hi, and thanks for tuning in for another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show we will chat with Madeleine Black, who is a rape survivor, an author, a TEDx speaker and a warrior battling for rape awareness across the world.
You can find Madeleine on Twitter: @madblack
Madeleines TEDx talk can be found on YouTube: https://t.co/8Ig0p3XS0E?amp=1
Madeleines Book "Unbroken" can be found on Amazon: https://t.co/Cfgi1wZ79p?amp=1
I hope you enjoy the show, and thank you again, for taking your time to listen. I appreciate all of you.
I would love if you would pop over to my new site jodybetty.com and subscribe there as well.
If you like my content and would like to help support the out of pocket costs, the links are below. Thank you.
Until next week, take care and be well. xxx
October 24, 2019
Hi and welcome to another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show we will chat with Matt Pappas. Matt is a life coach, an author, an advocate, a survivor, a podcast host and he also works with the CPTSD association.
Matt and I have been friends for a few years now, and he is a fantastic person, and I am happy to share this episode with you all.
Matt can be found at:
I hope you enjoy the show, and as always, thank you for taking the time to listen.
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.
September 5, 2019
Hi and welcome back to another episode of Mental Health Raw and Open. Today's guest is a good friend of mine, who flew up from Florida to speak at the Premiere of a short film called Perspective. It was a pleasure to hear her speak and tell her story, and I am thrilled she's with us today to share her story with all of you.
Emily Painter can be reached on all social media handles as @emilyspeaks30.
Thanks again for listening, I appreciate each and every one of you. Until next time, take care and be well. xxx
August 15, 2019
Thanks again for tuning into another episode on Mental Health Raw and Open. On today's show we will chat with my friend JP Leet. Jp is a survivor, blogger, and advocate and host the Depressed Not Dead podcast where he shares his stories and struggles.
I hope you enjoy the show and again, questions, comments or wanting to be a guest....just send me a message. This platform is for anyone who is willing to share their stories, in an effort to help others.
JP's links are below
July 25, 2019
Hey, welcome back and thank you for listening, and for your support. On today's show we will chat with a close friend of mine Dennis Ellis. Dennis and I had spoken for quite a while on social media, and then last year, I was lucky enough to be able to connect with him in person. We are both afflicted with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder), and have many of the same symptoms and thought processes. If you have BPD, or know someone with BPD, please have a listen, and if you learn something new, please pass it on. BPD is at the top of the list of mental health issues that sadly end by suicide, and has an enormous stigma attached to it.
Thank you so much for your time, your willingness to learn and try to understand something new.
Be well and stay strong.