Hi.

Let's work to end the suffering together.

John Tessitore is the Founder of the JCK Foundation, a non-profit devoted to ending the stigma of mental illness.

S2E14 | Joanie Malarchuk

S2E14 | Joanie Malarchuk

Joanie is Clint Malarchuk's wife. We had Clint on the podcast twice the past month and initially recorded with Joanie to color in some of our conversation with him. After we hung up with her, we knew we had to cut a full episode.

Our guardians aren't always our parents. More often, down the road at least, they're a spouse, a child, maybe a friend who's looking down from above. Whoever it happens to be, our guardians help guide us through life - with signs, with words, with actions. But when someone is suffering from mental illness, that job gets confusing, especially if you don't know what you're dealing with.

Joanie's first interaction with mental illness was shortly after she met Clint. He was frozen from his OCD, in a hotel room a few hundred miles from home. She helped get him back but more importantly, she got busy doing the research so she knew how to help the next time it happened. A decade later, Clint and Joanie are still in love, advocating louder than ever for mental health and continuing to use their experiences to help sufferers and their guardians navigate the waters of mental illness.

Music Credits:
Van Morrison - Warm Love
Mac Miller - Soulmate (w. Robin Williams)
Illinois Jacquet and His Orchestra - Robbin's Nest
Malvina Reynolds - Little Boxes
Satin Jackets - You Make Me Feel Good

*editor's playlist below!

 

 

 

 

S2E15 | Searching for the 3rd Person

S2E15 | Searching for the 3rd Person

S2Short | Valentine's Day with Joanie Malarchuk

S2Short | Valentine's Day with Joanie Malarchuk