Learn how you can support the show by becoming a Patreon supporter on John's Patreon page.
How You Can Support the Show!
Visit http://www.patreon.com/johnpcordray to support the show.
This was recorded for John's Patreon page.
I'm John Cordray, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Therapist and I own a private practice in St. Louis, Missouri. I started podcasting and broadcasting video (Live & Edited) in 2015. I'm using Patreon to help find people who believe in the message that I am providing to help people around the world learn to cope with a mental illness. I hope to find individuals to support what I do with my podcast and videos to help me pay for equipment and to help cover other expenses that go into production.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Helping End the Stigma of Mental Illness One Show at a Time.
The Mental Health Today Show started as a podcast helping thousands around the world with mental health topics. The show recently added live video on Facebook Live, where John interviews guests and encourages people who struggle with a mental health issue. People who tune in live can also comment instantly to John and he is able to answer their questions in real time.
John also produces The Mental Health Minute as a short (PSA) with helpful tips.
99% of what I do online is free to the public, but it can be expensive to keep up with production costs. With your help I'll be able to continue to help thousands of people who need to know that someone like me (a therapist) is here for them.
WANT TO BE A PRODUCER OF THE SHOW?
You can be one of my awesome "Producers" by supporting my work. There are 5 level tiers to choose from (every tier is a monthly subscription):
Junior Producer ($3.00/mo)
Executive Producer ($25.00/mo)
John's Inner Circle ($150.00/mo)
Current needs to keep the show on the air:
If you're not interested in becoming a producer (as mentioned above) you can choose to provide support for a specific need.
Podcast Hosting Services + App = $30.00 / mo
Social Media Distribution = $11.00 / mo
Facebook Advertising (to advertise the show) = $400 / mo
Video / Audio / Graphic Design Editing Software = $75.00 / mo
Mic = $65.00
Headphones = $20.00
Audio Mixer = $65.00
Cords = $65.00
Cloud storage (for videos) = $19.00 / mo
Q: How does becoming a Patreon work?
A: Patreon is a convenient way for content creators to be paid for their work. So many creators are doing great work and Patreon is often the only way they can get paid. In my case, for example, Patreon is the ONLY way I am paid for my work, and I put a lot of work into my show every week.
Q: I've never heard of Patreon, can they be trusted?
A: Absolutely, Patreon was established in 2013 and has over 70 employees working hard to make sure your experience is great! I trust them with my content too!
Q: How often do you publish your show?
A: I produce new episodes (podcasts & videos) every week. My goal is to produce two a week. As I find more supporters I will be able to produce even more! Once I have enough supporters to go full-time I will have a daily show M-F.
Q: Will I support you monthly or per creation?
A: All of my Patreon supporters are monthly supporters. You won't be charged every time I publish a new podcast or video. I think it's easier for you to budget your support this way.
Q: Is Patreon the only way you're being paid to produce your show?
A: Yes, I have been producing my show without payment since June 2015, but it has been difficult to continue to pay for production costs.
Q: What do you use to process payments?
A: Paypal is the payment processor that I use. This means you can pay from your Paypal account or use your credit card. Paypal is also a great because it's a universal payment processor to make it easy for international supporters.
Q: Are you really a therapist?
A: Yes, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Therapist. I also speak at conferences about my experience using social media, podcasts, and live video to help people with mental health struggles.
Q: What if I can't afford or don't see a good option I want to support you with?
A: First, thank you for your interest in supporting my work! If you don't see a good option on the suggested ways to support me you can always enter your desired amount. Anything helps, even $1.00 / month!
Q: What if I have additional questions?
A: Great question! If you have more questions you can visit the Patreon help center.
Q: I'm ready to support you, how do I do that?
A: Super, thanks! It's really easy, just click on the link below and follow the instructions.
Become a Patron and support the show here http://www.patreon.com/johnpcordray
With your help we can promote a more positive perception of mental health. Together, let's say #GoodbyeStigma!
John Cordray, LPC, NCC