Our Story

 

Not Broken® Radio is an international radio show and podcast that was initiated to have open and honest discussion about mental health and disabilities.

We want to not only stop the stigma but also instil a sense of pride in those struggling, as we believe that individuals should embrace themselves with their challenges, finding the right tools to learn to use them as a source of strength and personal power. Not Broken® Radio has already helped thousands in overcoming mental health barriers, disabilities, anxiety and stress, difficulties in business, entrepreneurship, relationships, life and health with its fluent discussion about mental health without worrying about the stigma, walking on eggshells, or political correctness.

 

 

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Every episode has special guests and a theme, such as;

  • specific mental health conditions;

  • bullying;

  • nutrition and exercise;

  • relaxation;

  • relationships;

  • you’re not alone

  • how this has made you better

  • how to love yourself

  • workplace mental illness...

... and more.

 

Listeners are asked to submit questions (via website, social media, email or phone,) which are then answered during the show.

 

Thousands of people have been inspired by our message and continue to share it! We are truly blessed to have our message heard so loudly!

 

Are we broken? No, we are not!

Host and Founder

 

Do you have Tourette's? Awesome! How about anxiety? Great! Depression? So what?! ADHD, OCD? Right on!

 

Brett Francis is a professional speaker and mental health advocate, with a TV and radio show. - Her radio show, Not Broken® Radio has $1.8M+ listeners/downloads per month. She’s also a best selling author and has a mental health clothing line, all aimed towards having open and honest discussion about mental health and disabilities and also to give confidence to those struggling.

When she was 6 years old, she was diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome and severe ADHD. At 17, she was also diagnosed with anxiety, OCD and panic disorder. She spent a large part of her life feeling broken, wondering what was wrong with her - depressed, as an outcast, even to the ones closest to her. In 2012 she was in two car accidents that left her unable to work for a year, and living with chronic pain ever since.

Yet, she's pushed on and came out stronger than ever, realizing that it’s possible for everyone to forge experiences like these into strength and personal power. This may be you, loved ones, friends or co-workers, since the solution doesn't need any particular talent. It’s a philosophy. A state of mind.

It can not only shape your life, but it will also help others in theirs. Her philosophy involves three simple approaches that have helped her and many others in overcoming mental health barriers, disabilities, anxiety and stress, difficulties in business, entrepreneurship, relationships, life and health! It helps you embrace your true self and feel empowered about it!

She's faced many challenges with anxiety, disabilities, life and businesses, and yet (or exactly because of it!) she came out on top as a strong business woman, the proud Owner, CEO and President of multiple companies. She's constantly learning and am passionate about expanding her knowledge.

She's an active member in the community and currently involves herself with many things such as working with disabled, volunteering and fundraising as part of a number of mental health organizations and has been involved with many other causes and non-profit organizations in the last decade. She's also endorsed by mental health associations across the globe as a Mental Health Advocate, including but not limited to: Mental Health America and Canadian Mental Health Foundation, and am Mental Health First Aid Certified.

She started her first company when she was 22 years old. How? She practices her simple philosophy to overcome numerous barriers every single day.

Her website is www.brettfrancis.ca.

 

She has a simple, uplifting and refreshing style that helps many transform how they feel about themselves and their struggles. She’s faced many challenges with anxiety, disabilities, life and businesses, and yet (or exactly because of it!) she came out on top as a strong business woman, the proud Owner, CEO and President of multiple companies. She’s constantly learning and am passionate about expanding my knowledge.

 

There is one simple thing she’d like everyone to understand: you are not broken. She spent a lot of her life feeling broken and has dedicated her life to making sure not only you, but every single person understands this very baseline truth. Misconceptions, lackluster education and the lack of general awareness had created a stigma, but the person that can fight it? It’s you. Maybe you already are, maybe you just want to, but one thing is certain: you can. She is, as plenty of others, every single day of their lives, with or without disabilities of their own, and the thing that binds it all together? The realization that challenge and disability doesn’t equal disadvantage.

 

Just as an example, here are her three most popular topics:

"The invisible woman unlocking the unique power of misunderstood   people   with  mental   health   challenges   and disabilities"

“They see me but they don’t really see me" - This topic is tailored to all audiences whether they are people who live with these challenges themselves, or it’s their loved ones, co-workers, bosses, and even people who don't have any personal or family experiences with mental health issues and disabilities. She likes to focus on general understanding, correcting misconceptions and teaching people how to talk about it and side-step the stigma. Turning disabilities into "abilities" and how we can embrace our challenges and use them to our advantage! She likes to do this in a fun and light-hearted way because people are less awkward and more inclined to be involved.

 

"The things we know but do not say - Love languages of mental health challenges and disabilities"

Understanding others with mental health and disabilities:

- How to communicate properly, verbally and non-verbally

- How to understand yourself

- How to understand others

- How to know what you or they may need for help

- How to ask for help

- How to provide support or offer help

- How to have a healthy, functional and fun relationship (no matter what the diagnosis or challenge) 

 

"Is everyone here crazy? - Managing mental health in the workplace"

Each speech/seminar targets very important levels within an organization that can have a major impact on people suffering with mental health conditions as well as severe corporate/organizational economic loss.

 

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