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Holding to Hope: Staying Sane While Loving Someone with a Mental Illness

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Release Date: 07/25/2021

Interview with K.T. Griffiths: The Author of Shhh... Mental Illness: The Silent Disease show art Interview with K.T. Griffiths: The Author of Shhh... Mental Illness: The Silent Disease

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Hello everyone! I want to invite you to this inspiring podcast in which Pastor Brad interviews K.T. Griffiths, who talks about her book "Shhh...Mental Illness, The Silent Disease: A Mother's Heart," and her experience as a mother of a daughter with mental health issues. K.T. invites all of us parents to spend time with our children and, above all, to believe in them from an early age and to be attentive to the silent signals they may be transmitting. How we communicate with them is important and let them know that we are listening and believing in their words. This is a lifelong...

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Interview with Dr. Brian Lubberstedt- Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Omaha show art Interview with Dr. Brian Lubberstedt- Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Omaha

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Friends, We had an incredible podcast interview with Dr. Lubberstedt, where he discusses the rise in cases of depression, stress, and suicide among adolescents after the COVID-19 pandemic. Prevention, emotional regulation, and stress management are key measures to prevent mental health crises. Self-care is important for a healthy mind and body, as is creating a comfortable environment. Parents play an important role in the mental health of their teenagers, and Dr. Lubberstedt emphasizes the importance of listening to them. The church and Christian leaders can play a powerful role in helping...

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Interview with Jay Lowder - Founder and President of Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries show art Interview with Jay Lowder - Founder and President of Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries

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Friends, We had an amazing podcast interview with Jay Lowder, where he shared his personal story of how God saved him from suicide in an unexpected way. Jay's roommate was the instrument that God used to prevent his suicide due to severe depression, and this event greatly marked his life, leading him to form Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries. During their conversation, Jay talked about his journey through depression and how difficult it was for him to share it with others. He also spoke about the stigma experienced by Christians and society as a whole towards mental health problems, and the need...

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Interview with Alastair Sterne - Author of Rhythms for Life: Spiritual Practices for Who God Made You to Be show art Interview with Alastair Sterne - Author of Rhythms for Life: Spiritual Practices for Who God Made You to Be

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

In this podcast, Pastor Brad interviews Alastair Sterne about his book "Rhythms of Life and Spiritual Practices for what God made you to be." The book emphasizes the importance of taking time to discover our identity, gifts, and purpose at a gracious speed, much like how Jesus walked on Earth. The formation that happens in that gracious walking with Christ can help us in our journey of personal growth and spiritual development. The second half of the book explores various spiritual practices that can aid in this journey. Towards the end of the podcast, Alastair shares his personal experience...

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Interview with Rob Jackson - Lonleliness in man show art Interview with Rob Jackson - Lonleliness in man

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  Loneliness is part of the human experience, but it has increased even more since the pandemic. Men may find it more difficult to connect with others because of prejudice or fear. In this episode Pastor Brad has , counselor at Focus on the Family, as a guest to discuss this topic. Together they explore statistics and practical tools to reach the level of connection God intends for everyone. They also offer advice for women who want to help their loved one who is suffering from loneliness and isolation. “   is a licensed counselor with Focus on the Family’s Counseling...

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Mike Jacquart show art Mike Jacquart

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Mike Jacquart is married and lives in a small town in Wisconsin. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and has worked as a reporter, writer, editor, and author. He edited a newsletter and magazine for employee assistance professionals, many of whom work in behavioral health. A lot of books on mental health discuss the characteristics of various disorders but lack the perspective of someone who has experienced mental illness. In his new book, Climbing out of Darkness: A Personal Journey into Mental Wellness (with Marina London LCSW), Mike fills a gap in revealing the impact that mental...

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Steve Kramer show art Steve Kramer

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Steve Kramer is a walking miracle. He was born two-and-a half months premature with Cerebral Palsy. The doctors did not have much hope for him…but God had other plans. Steve has seen God’s faithfulness as he has been a radio disc jockey, TV news anchor/reporter, pastor, missionary and motivational speaker.   We encourage you to share this podcast with your friends via your social media connections. After listening to this podcast, we encourage you to email us at [email protected] with a comment or question we will share on our next podcast.   If you are...

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Interview with Kay Warren: Speaker at Voices of Hope Conference show art Interview with Kay Warren: Speaker at Voices of Hope Conference

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, co-founder of Saddleback Church will be one of the 35 speakers at Fresh Hope's upcoming Voices of Hope Conference.  In this episode, Kay talks about her topic for the conference.  She also talks with Pastor Brad about Rick, her recent retirement from Saddleback, and what she is doing now through her retreat ministry called Breathe.    In this interview, you can hear Kay's heart and passion for those who love a child with a mental illness, as she knows this all too well.  She gives some honest and helpful insights to parents who love a child with mental health...

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Janell Rardon  show art Janell Rardon

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

As a trauma-informed, faith-based mental health professional, Janell sits with clients every day, listening to their hearts and catching their tears. After publishing her first book, Rock-Solid Families: Transforming an Ordinary Home into a Fortress of Faith (AMG Publishers), she completed her Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling with a Marriage and Family Specialization and her Board Certification in Advanced Christian Life Coaching (Marriage and Family Specialization). To further help her clients with trauma-related issues, she became a Certified Practitioner in Aroma...

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Kirk Martin show art Kirk Martin

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

CelebrateCalm.com Founder and Calm Parenting Podcast host Kirk Martin has shown almost 1,000,000 parents how to stop the yelling, defiance, and power struggles with the most strong-willed children. Kirk is known for very practical strategies and scripts delivered with humor and compassion. Learn how to get your kids to listen the first time while building a close, trusting relationship. We encourage you to share this podcast with your friends via your social media connections. After listening to this podcast, we encourage you to email us at [email protected] with a comment or...

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If your loved one suffers with mental illness, then Holding to Hope will speak directly to you. Brad and Donna Hoefs use their story of lived experience and realistic examples as they navigate readers through challenging emotions and self-reflection.  Loving someone with mental illness can be lonely and can leave you feeling hopeless, but this book validates the struggle and frustration while painting a future of hope and recovery.  Reading this book will encourage and connect you to a community of people who feel just like you and offer you the support that you are longing for.

 

-Laura Howe BSW, RSW, CAPM