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Rebecca Schaper - Slaying the Dragons of Mental Health

November 26, 2020

A THANKSGIVING DAY SPECIAL – Slaying the Dragons of Mental Health with Rebecca Schaper

Aired Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

This week’s show is special for two reasons. First, because the story shared this week will deeply resonate with anyone who is struggling with mental health issues, as well as those who care for them.

And second, because it prefaces the launch of an important new multi-media Podcast series to be launched in January 2021, called CRACKED! The Podcast, whose goal is to shine a new light on mental health and the many things that influence it.

Mental health has become one of the hottest topics of our era. We all have mental health, just as we all have physical and emotional health, and, just as we all struggle to stay in shape and manage our emotions at times, so, too, do we all face times when our mental health is affected by circumstances beyond our control. The events of this year being the perfect case in point.

Rebecca Schaper is an author, film-maker, philanthropist, and mental health advocate. This week, Rebecca Schaper shares her family story, which is chronicled in her award-winning documentary “A Sister’s Call,” and her book The Light in His Soul – Lessons from my Brother’s Schizophrenia. Both of which have been hailed as essential for anyone who dares to see the miraculous gift that life presents us in our struggles, obstacles, and most difficult moments. It is a story that takes us on a journey through pain, sadness and suffering. Of growing up with a mentally ill parent, child sexual abuse, parental suicide, and the 20-year disappearance and reappearance of a much-loved brother who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.

Connect with Rebecca at https://www.rebeccaschaper.com/ | http://www.crackedthepodcast.com/

Visit the What Is Going OM show page https://omtimes.com/iom/shows/what-is-going-om

Connect with Sandie Sedgbeer at https://www.sedgbeer.com

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