Nobody’s Perfect Podcast

Nobody's Perfect Podcast

Welcome to “Nobody’s Perfect” – a podcast that speaks directly to the hearts and minds of Colorado’s youth and families. Powered by NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties and NAMI Colorado, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to empower, provide support, encourage collaboration, and raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing.

“Nobody’s Perfect,” funded by NAMI Colorado and Kaiser Permanente Community Health Fund at The Denver Foundation, aims to combat stigma, and raise awareness of mental health support services for youth and their families. Hosted by radio personality, podcaster, and mental health advocate, Jason Hopcus, the podcast provides guests with an opportunity to express themselves, share their experiences, and celebrate their achievements from topics ranging from personal development to embracing imperfections and practicing self-acceptance.

Today’s youth have a lot on their plate, with many facing unique mental health challenges earlier in life. The good news: now there’s a space for fearless leaders, community members, parents, guardians, and advocates to raise their collective voice and empower teens on their journeys.
“Nobody’s Perfect,” hosted by radio personality, podcaster, and mental health advocate, Jason Hopcus, is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where guests have the freedom to express themselves, share their experiences, and celebrate their achievements. Jason leverages his expertise and passion to spark sincere, meaningful conversations while ensuring all guests – and their stories – are seen and heard.
Our episodes explore important topics ranging from personal development to embracing imperfections and practicing self-acceptance. “Nobody’s Perfect” acknowledges the challenges mental health conditions pose and offers solutions that have the power to dismantle stigma and provide hope for all. Our community guides listeners toward valuable tools and support resources that empower youth and family members to navigate their journeys with strength, resilience, and hope.
We’re not just a podcast, we’re a movement fueled by the unwavering belief that despite the hurdles life can sometimes present, we can create a future that makes managing them in healthier ways easier because of people like you.
“Nobody’s Perfect” is an investment in outreach, impact, and resource sharing designed to ensure our positive impact extends across Colorado. So embark on this meaningful expedition with us – and together, we will build a brighter, more compassionate Colorado.
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Diverse and inclusive practices are critical to making mental health care and support is accessible to anyone, regardless of who they are or where they come from.

Tune into the next episode of Nobody’s Perfect, where host Jason Hopcus sits down with Dr. Shakari Hood, a dedicated advocate for equitable outcomes in healthcare. With her expertise in the nonprofit and healthcare sectors, Dr. Hood helps us uncover mental health challenges within BIPOC communities, the impact of financial constraints on accessibility to services, and the crucial role of culturally sensitive care in addressing disparities. She’ll also share her strategies for breaking down barriers to access, the importance of advocacy in combating social determinants of health, and effective frameworks for addressing stigma within BIPOC communities, with a focus on serving youth.

Join Jason and Dr. Hood for a powerful discussion that aims to dismantle stigma, offer solutions, and empower everyone to thrive. Be sure to visit nobodysperfect.community for more mental health content, including clinically-approved resources and tools aimed to support you on your journey to self-empowerment, and follow @NobodysPerfectCommunity on socials for updates and more info. #MentalHealthAwareness #BIPOCMentalHealth #EquityInHealthcare #StigmaFree #YouthMentalHealth #SocialDeterminants #nobodysperfect

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Join us on the “Nobody’s Perfect” podcast where we delve deep into the world of youth substance abuse and recovery with Keith Hayes, Director of Recovery at 5280 High School. In this empowering podcast, Keith, a former gang member turned beacon of hope, shares his personal journey of overcoming addiction and his dedication to guiding young individuals towards a life of purpose and sobriety. From discussing the unique challenges youth face to exploring innovative strategies for recovery, this episode offers invaluable insights and inspiration for anyone touched by the impact of substance abuse. Tune in as we navigate this critical conversation with resilience, compassion, and hope. #YouthRecovery #SubstanceAbuseSupport #TeenAddiction #RecoveryJourney #SobrietyStories #HighSchoolRecovery #MentalHealthAwareness #EmpowerYouth

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Sarah, a leader in Acute Care Settings in Colorado, sheds light on the intricacies of crisis intervention and trauma treatment. She brings a unique perspective to our conversation. Together, we explore the nuances of Acute Care, its limitations, and what individuals and families can expect during those time where additional support is needed. We address critical topics, including the integration of medication management, advice for families supporting loved ones in various levels of care, and insights into the ever-evolving landscape of youth mental health treatment. Discover what sets individuals up for success in higher levels of care and gain valuable advice for both youth experiencing mental health crises and their concerned parents or loved ones. Sarah shares her wealth of clinical experience and observations of changes in youth mental health treatment over the years. Together, we are dismantling stigma and finding solutions for mental health challenges. Be part of the “Nobody’s Perfect” community, where perfection isn’t real, but your story is. Follow us @NobodysPerfectCommunity on social media. Connect with Us: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok @NobodysPerfectCommunity for exclusive content and updates. #NobodysPerfect #mentalhealthjourney #EmpowermentPodcast #parentingtips #ShePersisted #dbt #Resilience #SubscribeNow #teenmentalhealth #empoweredteens @kosi1011 @shepersistedpodcast

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In ‘Struggle to Service: Trace Terrell’s Hopeful Journey,’ hosts Jason Hopcus and Amy Staley, LCSW engage in a transformative conversation with mental health activist Trace Terrell. From facing mental health struggle in his teens to emerging as a force for positive change, Trace shares his inspiring journey. Explore how Trace’s early struggles led him to volunteer on a youth crisis line at 14, unveiling broader public health issues affecting countless young people globally. Trace discusses his influential roles in initiatives like Mental Health America’s Youth Policy Accelerator and advising projects for A.S.K., MTV, and Active Minds. As a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University studying public health, Trace actively shapes the future of mental health policy. Join us for a conversation filled with hope and inspiration as Trace shares how he transformed personal challenges into a mission for positive change. Whether you’re a parent, youth, or passionate about mental health, this episode offers valuable insights. Don’t miss this transformative journey towards empowerment and change. Connect with Us: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok @NobodysPerfectCommunity for exclusive content and updates. #NobodysPerfect #mentalhealthjourney #EmpowermentPodcast #parentingtips #ShePersisted #dbt #Resilience #SubscribeNow #teenmentalhealth #empoweredteens @kosi1011 @shepersistedpodcast

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Dive into a world of strength, triumph, and resilience in our latest episode of “Nobody’s Perfect” with the incredible Sadie Sutton, host of the renowned podcast “She Persisted.” Episode Highlights: ✨ Personal Triumph: Witness Sadie’s courageous journey from the depths of severe depression and anxiety at 13 to emerging as a beacon of hope for teens around the world. ✨ DBT Demystified: Gain insights into the transformative power of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and how it became a game-changer in Sadie’s recovery. ✨ Parent-Youth Connection: Practical advice on fostering open communication and understanding between parents and teens in the realm of mental health. ✨ Podcasting Alchemy: Explore how Sadie seamlessly blends personal experiences with her psychology studies, creating a space where vulnerability meets academic knowledge. Subscribe for More: If you’re seeking inspiration, practical advice, and real solutions for mental health challenges, hit that subscribe button! Join our community dedicated to supporting, inspiring, and empowering youth and families. 👍 Like, Share, and Engage: Your support fuels our mission to break down stigma and offer solutions for mental well-being. Let’s spread the message of resilience together! Connect with Us: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok @NobodysPerfectCommunity for exclusive content and updates. #NobodysPerfect #mentalhealthjourney #EmpowermentPodcast #parentingtips #ShePersisted #dbt #Resilience #SubscribeNow #teenmentalhealth #empoweredteens @kosi1011 @shepersistedpodcast

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Join hosts Jason Hopcus and Amy Staley as they dive into a compelling discussion with esteemed guest expert, Dr. Tiffany Cron, about the profound impact of youth employment on confidence, self-esteem, and long-term personal development. In this episode, we explore the transformative power of work experiences for young individuals, shedding light on how part-time jobs, internships, or apprentice opportunities serve as crucial stepping stones toward a brighter future. Dr. Cron provides valuable insights into the skills and resilience youth can gain through meaningful employment. Parents play a pivotal role in shaping their teens future. Discover practical tips and strategies on how to initiate and navigate conversations that help teens identify their passions and align them with suitable work opportunities. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the value of work in shaping the next generation’s leaders, and learn how fostering a supportive environment at home can be a game-changer in building the confidence and self-esteem of our youth. Because, after all, nobody’s perfect, but everyone has the potential for greatness. Find us on @kosi1011 or your favorite podcast platform and join the conversation on social media using @obodysperfectcommunity. #YouthEmpowerment #TeenEmployment #CareerDevelopment #ParentingTips #ConfidenceBuilding #FutureLeaders #TeenSuccess #SkillsForLife #parentingsupport #nobodysperfect

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When substance use/misuse derails an adolescent’s path, parents can feel helpless about getting their child’s life back in order. Youth can feel unseen and misunderstood about their experience. The latest @nobodysperfectcommunity episode, Jason Hopcus and Amy Staley talk to Sam Wilson, coordinator of the adolescent support group at Full Circle Program, about the practical steps parents can take to aid their teen’s recovery journey. Sam shares realistic advice on setting boundaries, building trust through honesty, establishing new routines, getting help for the whole family, and more. He stresses that while the road ahead involves work for everyone, small consistent actions of care and accountability make all the difference in helping teens regain self-confidence and responsibility. Tune in for compassionate wisdom that can inspire hope and gradual progress. #recovery #soberlife #sobersociety #parentingteens #mentalhealthmatters #addictioneducation #parentingtips #nobodysperfect #addiction

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In this empowering episode of @NobodysPerfectCommunity hosts Jason Hopcus and Amy Staley join forces with licensed social worker Llyndsey Reese to shed light on a crucial topic: Youth and the Journey to Body Positivity. Tune in as Llyndsey shares uplifting insights for parents, offering guidance on identifying signs of potential challenges with body image and disordered eating habits in youth. Discover ways to foster empathetic, judgment-free conversations with your child and gain practical tips on promoting a healthy mindset. Join us for a positive and informative discussion that encourages open communication, self-love, and stronger connections with food and body image. Don’t miss out on the tools to make a lasting impact on your child’s well-being – it’s time to embrace a brighter, body-positive future together! #BodyPositivityTalk #YouthWellness #ParentingTips #PositiveConversations #EmpowerYouth #HealthyRelationships #MindfulParenting #nobodysperfect

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When your child starts to falter at school, it can be a setback. You want to swoop in and fix their problems, but you can’t do it alone. This uplifting Episode 3 of Nobody’s Perfect reveals how to join forces with your child’s school to empower them to overcome obstacles and reclaim their inner spark. Join compassionate hosts Jason Hopcus and Amy Staley, LCSW as they have a heartening discussion with esteemed school psychologist and Director of Mental health for a large school district, Dr. Stephanie Crawford-Goetz. You’ll gain insights on nurturing, practical strategies to connect with teachers, counselors, and administrators so they become allies in ushering your child into their highest potential. Let this show renew your hope and equip you to spot early warning signs, collaborate to drive change, and unlock the right academic and emotional support to see your child thrive. With the unwavering guidance in this episode, you can build an unstoppable partnership with your school and transform struggle into strength. Your child’s inner light is waiting to be rekindled. #parentingsupport #schoolcollaboration #studentwellbeing #kidssuccess #schoolpsychologist #mentalhealthmatters #parentadvocate #parentteacherpartnership #schoolresources #childdevelopment #parentingtips #thrivingstudents #schoolcounseling #nobodysperfect

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In Episode 2 of the “Nobody’s Perfect” podcast, host Jason Hopcus and co-host Amy Staley, LCSW, dive into the universal struggle parents face: the pressure to have all the answers, especially when it comes to their children’s mental health.

They explore the realization that there is no one-size-fits-all approach in this critical area, as every child’s mental health journey is unique. Joining the conversation is special guest Jayme Harker, MSW and mom of 5, who skillfully breaks down the essential strategies that can help parents become more present, vulnerable, and emotionally resilient with their youth.

Tune in to Episode #2 now to gain valuable insights on navigating parenting and mental health in today’s complex world on KOSI1011.com/imperfect

#Parenting #YouthMentalHealth #Nobody’sPerfect #MentalHealthJourney #ParentingChallenges #EmotionalResilience #MentalHealthSupport #ParentingTips #FamilyWellness #ChildWellbeing #PodcastDiscussion #ParentingInsights #MentalHealthAwareness #YouthWellness #ParentingPodcast #ChildrensMentalHealth #ParentingStruggles #FamilySupport

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Welcome to Episode 1 of “Nobody’s Perfect,” the podcast that’s here to support, inspire, and empower Colorado youth and families. Brought to you by the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Arapahoe/Douglas Counties and NAMI Colorado, we’re breaking down stigma and offering solutions to the mental health and well-being challenges we all face.

In this inaugural episode, hosts, Jason Hopcus and Amy Staley, LCSW dive into the heart and soul of “Nobody’s Perfect.” They share why this podcast exists and what you can expect in the upcoming episodes. At “Nobody’s Perfect,” we don’t chase appearances, expectations, or perfection. Our focus is on creating a safe space for authentic, inspirational conversations. Our mission? Harness the power of shared storytelling to provide you with resources rooted in compassion, emotional resilience, and hope.

In each episode, you’ll hear from fearless experts, community advocates, leaders, parents, and supporters of youth who’ve chosen to speak up. They remind us that, despite life’s challenges, everyone deserves to be seen, heard, and valued. Our discussions aim to bridge the gap between youth and their families, helping them talk about the mental health challenges that often go unspoken.

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