Perfection isn't real.
Your story is.
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.
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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Host: Jason Hopcus
The present narrative about mental health is often perpetuated through sad, scary, or traumatic events, which typically overlook individuals who are simply struggling with functional life issues.
Jason Hopcus’s personal mission is to advance human connection by embracing the conversation among fighters; the folks whose journeys from black to light give hope to those that deserve a 2nd or even a 3rd chance to be the ambassadors of conversation.
- acts as a motivator and catalyst for powerful cultural change within both for-profit and non-profit organizations.
- believes connection to one’s self, one’s transparency, and one’s passion allows individuals to live a wholly authentic, full life
- creates systems of support for people working to deepen their relationships to their work, their play, and ultimately our world
His company, Connection Project takes a fresh approach by focusing on those who have turned their personal struggle around to champion for a community-driven cause. Through raw focus on the individual, Jason nourishes honest conversation to birth a system of ‘next level’ social responsibility.
Drawing on personal experience, he fully acknowledges the amount of effort it takes, how necessary it is to share each other’s journeys and why, we as a society, need to move the needle towards unashamed conversation. Jason ignites cultural shift because everyone, directly or indirectly, is affected by mental health. He contributes the following ways:
- Founder of Connection Project, a for-profit company
- Host of Get Unstuck Radio show on Voice America
- Serves as President/CEO of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) for Arapahoe/Douglas Counties, a 501c3
Co-Host: Amy Staley
Amy Staley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly two decades of experience, holding a Master's in Social Work from Boston University. Her career has been dedicated to helping those affected by trauma and navigating the mental health system.
Amy has held various roles in her career, including direct practice, management, and leadership positions in different clinical settings such as community mental health, behavioral health hospitals, and educational institutions. She also served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work for almost seven years.
Known for her innovative thinking, Amy challenges traditional mental health structures by applying a trauma-informed approach in both clinical care and community system analysis. Her unique combination of passion and creativity sets her apart.
Collaborating with NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties, Amy spearheaded a community survey project that highlighted the voices of youth, individuals, and families, shedding light on mental health challenges and available resources. She is committed to empowering communities through research and advocacy.
Additionally, Amy shares her expertise on the Nobody's Perfect Podcast, providing a seasoned perspective and discussing her personal vulnerabilities as an individual and parent. Her authenticity is both relatable and transformative.
In a world where perfection is elusive, Amy's dynamic approach to Social Work continues to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others, one innovative idea and compassionate action at a time.