Our Fractured Minds
By Jeff Renoe
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OFM is a raw look at mental illness from people who suffer and how it impacts the lives of people who seem just like you. As we work to change society's understanding of these illnesses, we hope to show that we are defined by more than the illnesses we have to live with. Then, together, we can #EndTheStigma and help others find the comfort, and the help, they need.
||CleanS2 E4 - Miscarriage's Impact on Mental Health w/ Leslie Browning, Award Winning Author||I speak with award winning author Leslie Browning about her experience with miscarriage and how it impacted her mental health, as well as the subsequent depression, anxiety, and her bout with dissociative disorder||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 E3: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault w/ Kristen Lo, Surviver||A conversation about dealing with PTSD, depression, and anxiety following an attack on one's self and having to manage the fallout from domestic abuse and sexual assault.||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S2 E2: Suicidal Ideation w/ JMatt, Radio DJ||In this episode I speak with JMatt, a radio DJ out of Milwaukee about his own experiences with suicidal ideation and how they led to his work as an advocate for mental health.||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S2 E1: The State of Mental Illness in the Workplace w/ Geli Mata, SXSW Speaker||A review of Mental Health at Austin's SXSW conference in March, a recap of season one, and a preview of what's to come of the show in 2018!||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E20: Empathy, not Sympathy w/ Phoenix Underwood, Fonder of emp(a)t(h)y||Our Season One season finale is with Phoenix Underwood, founder of the social network, emp(a)t(h)y, a platform for people struggling with grief and mental health. The concept came from his own experiences dealing with the loss of his father, and similar||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E19: My Story on Suicide w/ Jeff Renoe, Host||CAUTION: This episode involves a graphic description of a suicide attempt by strangulation. This past week, a young sophomore from my Alma Mater, Ball State University, was found dead in his dorm room, after tragically taking his own life. His last twe||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E18: Living with Purpose w/ Johnnie Jae, Founder of #Indigenerds4Hope||In this episode we speak on a variety of mental health topics, but none are more poignant than suicide, a topic my guest and I have both had to face in our lives. We discuss our own experiences facing it, our failed attempts, the fallout, living with th||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E17: Both Sides of My Brain w/ Crystal Mata, Musician||We talk about depression, anxiety, confidence, bullying, ectodermal dysplasia, in an upbeat conversation on the state of mental health in America. Bullying isn't easy, and it's okay to to ask for help when trying to manage the repercussions.||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E16: Putting Things into Perspective w/ Katy Bird, World Traveler||A raw discussion on suicide. We discuss how it impacts loved ones and those who consider it as a last option.||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E15: Always Moving Forward w/ Sasha Wolff, Founder of Still I Run||Sasha Wolff, founder of Still I Run - Runners for Mental Health Awareness, joined me for a conversation around her organization and own dealings with managing her mental health. We spoke about a variety of issues including her own dealings with depressi||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E14: Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Special w/ Berrak Sarikaya, Solopreneur||In recognition of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, I sit down with Berrak Sarikaya, a Turkish Immigrant, and discuss her experiences with mental illness through the lens of another culture. We discuss the difficulties of fitting in, schizophrenia||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E13: The Dark Days w/ Mary, Presenter for the National Alliance on Mental Illness||In this episode I speak with a woman, whose real name we've withheld, about her experiences dealing with depression with psychotic features. She presents her past experiences for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in the area she lives, but her con||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E12: Being Better Off w/ Bree Palmer, Mental Health Advocate||In this week's episode, I sit down to talk with Bree Palmer, a woman who advocates on behalf of the mental health community because of tragedy within her own life. We discuss suicide, depression, personal value, the importance of finding the correct doc||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E11: Demystifying the Field w/ Dr. B, Clinical Psychologist||I sit down to speak with Raffael "Dr. B" Boccamazzo, a doctor of clinical psychology and the clinical director of TakeThis.org, where we talk about the stigma that not only surrounds suffering from an illness, but the stigma that surrounds visiting a do||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E10: (Dungeon) Mastering the Mind w/ Hawke Robinson, Recreational Therapist||Hawke is the founder and president of RPG Therapeutics LLC and is registered with the Washington State Department of Health as a Recreational Therapist. He and I discuss how Role Playing Games can be used for therapy, and who, based on his research, is||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E9: Life is a Work in Progress w/ Ted Bauer, Content Writer||In this week's episode we touch on issues related to depression, stigma within the family and, at times, your doctor's office, the bizarreness of the human mind, and how sometimes forgiving yourself can be the hardest thing, and the best thing, you can||6/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E8: PTSD Awareness Month Special w/ Darrell Pruden, Navy Veteran||As we recognize PTSD awareness month, we spoke with Darrell Pruden, former submariner, as he discusses his own experiences with the disorder, how he worked to deny himself the help he now knows he needed, the process of seeking help, and how it's helped||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E7: Finding Redemption w/ Heidi Heilig, Author||Author of the Girl From Everywhere and Ship Beyond Time, Heidi Heilig, joins the show to share experiences relating to bi-polar disorder, finding personal redemption, trying to do no harm, the impact of sleep on our mental health and how similar our dif||6/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E6 : Suffering from Humanity w/ Nicole Vacherot, OFM SMM||Nicole is a social media maven, and the new social manager of our podcast where she'll be developing content on IG, Twitter, and Facebook. She’s spent a lifetime exercising emotion through poetry and is now working on a full-length collection. Nicole||5/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E5: Entrepreneur's Best Friend w/ Eric Weiner, Business Owner||After starting his own company and growing it from a single person start up to a five person business, Eric began to struggle with his mental health. After stepping away for several months, and getting things sorted out once he'd been diagnosed with bip||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E4: The Happiest Place on Earth w/ Geli Mata, Social Maven||In this episode I speak with social technophile, Geli Mata, where we discuss the stigma surrounding mental health, why you should always have an upcoming mental health appointment on the calendar–regardless of who you are–and how, when you’re down||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E3: Loyally (War)Crafted w/ Amber Young, Mother and Gamer||A look at anxiety, its link to obsessive compulsiveness, and how, sometimes, the most therapeutic thing you can do is get lost in the world of another.||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E2: I am a Human Being w/ Noah Glick, Reporter||Podcaster and NPR news reporter, Noah Glick, comes on the show to discuss his own experiences battling both alcoholism and depression. Together we touch on co-dependency, perspective behavior and the difference between being defined by these mental heal||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOFM S1 E1: Redefining Life with Mental Illness w/ Jeff Renoe, Host||Our pilot episode where the host of the podcast, and a sufferer of bi-polar disorder, Jeff Renoe, discusses his vision of the Our Fractured Minds podcast as this week's co-host, Win Charles, helps him open up about some of his own experiences having to||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The Voice We Need
Mental illness is oftentimes misunderstood & those who suffer also must live with the stigma as well as the fears and the isolation that are associated with it. Jeff Renoe offers a breath of fair and a necessary perspective as an activist looking to challenge our social norms. This podcast is well worth your time & will have you coming back for more each week. I implore you to download & listen!
Insightful Stories, Important Mission
I find this podcast tremedously thoughtful and engaging. Jeff is a wonderful host that leads a meaningful conversation whilst letting his guests have a platform to share there own experiences and unqiue viewpoints. Looking forward to future episodes. Mental illness is an salient societal topic that needs a light case upon it and the particular mission of the OFM podcast is a unique and helpful way to help steer the conversation surrounding mental health towards a supportive and helpful direction.
My new favorite Podcast
I love the mission of this Podcast. Jeff is an excellent host and he brings great guests and topics. I look forward to each new episode.