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A Place For My Head: What Is A Place For My Head?

On this debut episode of A Place For My Head, hosts Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck talk about their thought process on launching the podcast. The two share their own personal stories, talk about the stigma surrounding mental health and why it needs to disappear, the creation of the A Place For My Head website, and so much more. Thanks for downloading and listening! If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: What Is A Place For My Head? appeared first on Radio Influence.

39mins

2 Sep 2019

Rank #1

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A Place For My Head: Life Can Change In The Blink Of An Eye

In 2007, host Jerry Petuck went through a life changing medical trauma that came within 90 minutes of killing him. Physical, mentally, emotionally, and any other way you can think of…..the near deadly situation changed his life forever. For the first time, Petuck speaks publicly about the entire situation, the story of recovery, rebounding, and trying to make sense of a senseless situation. The story is unbelievable but he talks about trying to find positives through all the negative and how life can change in the blink of an eye. If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Make sure to visit the A Place For My Head website! Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: Life Can Change In The Blink Of An Eye appeared first on Radio Influence.

1hr

3 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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A Place For My Head: Addressing The Demons

This week on A Place For My Head, hosts Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck are “Addressing The Demons.” The guys discuss how this first post that Brandon ever made on APlaceForMyHead.com jump started this entire project, their own experiences with how anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder has affected their own mental health. They also hit on abuse they each struggled with as children and the long term affects it’s had on their lives. Thanks for downloading and listening! If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: Addressing The Demons appeared first on Radio Influence.

34mins

9 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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A Place For My Head: Overcoming Addiction & Depression w/Author Sharon Fekete

This week on A Place For My Head, hosts Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck are joined by the author of “The Broken Road To Mental Health: In Life And Business,” Sharon Fekete. Sharon shares her incredible journey to sobriety and shares some things that she’s done to help her overcoming her battles with addiction, depression, and two suicide attempts. The cool thing about Sharon is that she released her book on the 25th anniversary of her sobriety. It’s a great conversation on a myriad of topics. Thanks for downloading and listening! If you enjoy what we do, please rate and review the show wherever you listen! We always love feedback! If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, the iHeartRadio app, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: Overcoming Addiction & Depression w/Author Sharon Fekete appeared first on Radio Influence.

1hr 19mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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A Place For My Head: You Are Physically Incapable Of Fixing Yourself

This week on A Place For My Head, hosts Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck explain why the show took such an abrupt break (it’s on Petuck) and talk about what’s been going on in their lives that caused the hiatus. After that brief conversation, the guys share their thoughts on the stigma around people dismissing and blowing off their mental health. They talk about the dangers of self medication and the “I’m fine” attitude. It’s ok not to be ok. There are times in life where you’re physically incapable of fixing yourself. It’s ok to seek help for your mental health. Thanks for downloading and listening! If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: You Are Physically Incapable Of Fixing Yourself appeared first on Radio Influence.

54mins

18 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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A Place For My Head: Mental Health & The Holidays

This week on A Place For My Head, hosts Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck talk about the toll the holidays can take on your mental health, some of their own experiences, and some things they’ve done to get through it. There are a lot of people who struggle around the holidays for various reasons. Whether it’s in their control or not, it doesn’t really matter. It only takes a few moments to reach out to those people to check up on them. Sometimes, that’s all it takes to change things and turn things around. If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Make sure to visit the A Place For My Head website! Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: Mental Health & The Holidays appeared first on Radio Influence.

45mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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A Place For My Head: New Year’s Resolutions

This week on A Place For My Head, hosts Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck discuss New Year’s Resolutions. Are they worthwhile or just another source of stress in your life if you don’t follow through with them? If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Make sure to visit the A Place For My Head website! Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: New Year’s Resolutions appeared first on Radio Influence.

52mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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A Place For My Head: It’s Too Loud To Hear A Sound

This week on A Place For My Head, hosts Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck are talking about struggles with anxiety. It affects everyone in different ways and they explore their own experiences with it and how they’ve overcome it. It’s all based on the blog Brandon has written on the A Place For My Head website of the same title. Thanks for downloading and listening! If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: It’s Too Loud To Hear A Sound appeared first on Radio Influence.

30mins

16 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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A Place For My Head: Social Media’s Affects On Mental Health

This week on A Place For My Head, hosts Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck talk about both the positive and negative affects of social media on our mental health as well as the pitfalls of children being on social media. If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Make sure to visit the A Place For My Head website! Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: Social Media’s Affects On Mental Health appeared first on Radio Influence.

55mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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A Place For My Head: Brandon Thompson’s Journey To Good Mental Health

This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson shares his journey in finding good mental health and shares stories about the hurdles and pitfalls he’s faced through the process. He discusses the issues he had with initially going to a primary care physician to seek treatment, finding the right treatment and medications, keeping everything balanced, and more. The thing to keep in mind while listening is to understand that if something didn’t work for him, it doesn’t mean it won’t work for you. Don’t be afraid to get treatment to help get your head in a better place. If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Make sure to visit the A Place For My Head website! Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: Brandon Thompson’s Journey To Good Mental Health appeared first on Radio Influence.

47mins

27 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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A Place For My Head: 16 Myths About Depression

This week on A Place For My Head, hosts Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck are MYTH BUSTERS!!!!! The guys give their thoughts on an article by Jennifer Huizen on MedicalNewsToday.com titled, “16 Myths About Depression.” They share their thoughts on the article, the stigmas and attitudes directed at depression, whether medication is always necessary or is a good thing, it’s triggers and whether genetics plays a role, and more. If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Make sure to visit the A Place For My Head website! Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: 16 Myths About Depression appeared first on Radio Influence.

48mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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A Place For My Head: Suicide Is Not A Selfish Act

According to the CDC and World Health Organization, approximately 123 Americans commit suicide a day. There is a suicide every 12 minutes. Even scarier, for every one suicide, there are 25 people who survive their attempts. It doesn’t affect one age group or race. It affects everyone. Anyone who says that suicide is a selfish act couldn’t be more wrong if they tried. This week on A Place For My Head, hosts Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck open the conversation about suicide, share some rather personal stories, and more. Also, you’ll hear Chester Bennington’s last interview before his death, which will leave in chills. Giving you fair warning, there may be some triggers in this week’s episode. Thanks for downloading and listening! If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: Suicide Is Not A Selfish Act appeared first on Radio Influence.

47mins

23 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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A Place For My Head: Law Enforcement & Mental Health

After seeing “Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops” on HBO, hosts Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck knew that the work these two San Antonio police officers are doing is something that had to be discussed in an open forum. If you haven’t seen it, Ernie Stevens and Joe Smarro, two San Antonio officers, created a Mental Health Unit for the police unit. Their compassionate, humanistic approach to law enforcement is revolutionizing the game. Also, Brandon and Jerry discuss the other side of law enforcement and mental health. Try putting yourself in the shoes of the officers. Think about what they see on a daily basis. It isn’t any wonder that in 2019, the suicide rate among police more than doubled the line of duty deaths. How do we help those that are serving and protecting? If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Make sure to visit the A Place For My Head website! Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: Law Enforcement & Mental Health appeared first on Radio Influence.

52mins

20 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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A Place For My Head: Triggers, Trust Issues, & Finding Balance

This week on A Place For My Head, hosts Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck talk about overcoming the stress of having something trigger destructive memories from your past, working through trust issues, and the never ending battle of finding balance in life. Thanks for downloading and listening! If you enjoy what we do, please rate and review the show wherever you listen! We always love feedback! If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: Triggers, Trust Issues, & Finding Balance appeared first on Radio Influence.

49mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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A Place For My Head: Remembering Opa

The grieving process brings out the best in people and the worst in people. Sometimes, it’s expected following a long illness. Most times, it’s unexpected. Either way, it’s never an easy thing. This week on A Place For My Head, hosts Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck are in opposites ends of the country as Brandon is in Lawton, OK dealing with the passing of his grandfather. Rest easy, Sergeant First Class Jerry Winters. If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Make sure to visit the A Place For My Head website! Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: Remembering Opa appeared first on Radio Influence.

26mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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A Place For My Head: Former Puddle Of Mudd/Rev Theory Guitarist Paul Phillips

This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck are joined by former Puddle Of Mudd and Rev Theory lead guitarist Paul Phillips. Throughout Paul’s successful music career, he’s always dealt with social anxiety and used alcohol as a tool to get through it. Paul shares stories about being on the road and being on stage with Puddle Of Mudd, Rev Theory, being on tour with Chester Bennington and Linkin Park, his musical idols, how he self-medicated with alcohol to help him get through interviews and how it quickly got out of hand, how he became sober, his inspirational clothing line Demons Behind Me, and so much more. If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Make sure to visit the A Place For My Head website! Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitc her, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: Former Puddle Of Mudd/Rev Theory Guitarist Paul Phillips appeared first on Radio Influence.

1hr 31mins

26 May 2020

Rank #16

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A Place For My Head: Model Serra Scars

This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck chat with model Serra Scars, who goes deep into the body image issues she’s had her entire life, the surgeries that she’s gone through that only made matters worse, the dangers of self-medicating, and how she’s been able to come out the other side of it in a good place. She admits it’s a struggle that she deals with every day but she’s learned how to control it better and not let it take over her life. If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Make sure to visit the A Place For My Head website! Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitc her, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: Model Serra Scars appeared first on Radio Influence.

1hr 10mins

19 May 2020

Rank #17

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A Place For My Head: Singer/Songwriter Cristian Machado

This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck sit down with the founder and former lead singer of Ill Nino, Cristian Machado. Brandon and Cristian have been friends for years after spending a ton of time on the road touring with the band. Cristian and the guys discuss the ups and downs of touring life, how he uses his music as an escape, suicide shaming, fatherhood, depression, and Cristian’s new single titled “Die Alone” that was just released, and his upcoming album due out September 25th of this year entitled “Hollywood Y Sycamore.” If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Make sure to visit the A Place For My Head website! Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitc her, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: Singer/Songwriter Cristian Machado appeared first on Radio Influence.

1hr 28mins

12 May 2020

Rank #18

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A Place For My Head: Fourth Year Med Student Rebecca Minner

This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck sit down with Rebecca Minner, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Arkansas and matched into a psychiatry residency. Originally from Iowa, she came down to Arkansas to play volleyball during college. She received her B.S. in biology and psychology. She is graduating from her medical school at the top of her class with academic honors and honors in research. Though not officially a medical professional yet (she graduates in a few weeks), Rebecca and the guys talk about various medications and their side effects, the fear of being put on a medication for your mental health, how childhood abuse can affect you long term, suicidal ideations, the stigma surrounding mental health, and so much more. Rebecca has a bright future in the medical world and you can’t help but love her! Also, thanks to Mike Oliviero and “The Mike O Show” at 102.5 The Bone in Tampa for having Brandon on this past weekend to promote the podcast and Mental Health Awareness Month. You can hear the interview at the end of this episode! If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Make sure to visit the A Place For My Head website! Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitc her, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: Fourth Year Med Student Rebecca Minner appeared first on Radio Influence.

1hr 25mins

5 May 2020

Rank #19

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A Place For My Head: Former Atlanta/Tampa Bay Radio Personality Jesse Kage

This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck sit down with former Atlanta and Tampa Bay radio personalty Jesse Kage. The three of these guys have been friends for years and Jesse opens up about the ups and downs of his radio career, the blurred lines between reality and his radio persona, the struggles of trying to find life after radio, the passing of his father, and so much more. If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Follow us on social media: A Place For My Head: Website Facebook Brandon Thompson: Facebook Instagram Twitter Jerry Petuck: Facebook Instagram Twitter Make sure to visit the A Place For My Head website! Subscribe, rate, and review A Place For My Head on Apple Podcasts, Stitc her, TuneIn Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Radio Influence.com! The post A Place For My Head: Former Atlanta/Tampa Bay Radio Personality Jesse Kage appeared first on Radio Influence.

1hr 4mins

27 Apr 2020

Rank #20