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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

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Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Key Ministry was founded to help churches welcome families of children with hidden disabilities. Since 2002, we’ve provided knowledge, innovation, and experience to the worldwide church as it ministers to and with individuals and families of kids with hidden, developmental, and physical disabilities. In addition to being a disability inclusion ministry resource, we find ourselves uniquely called and positioned to serve churches seeking to become more intentional and effective in ministry with children, teens, and adults impacted by mental illness and trauma.   We encourage you to share...

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Julie Thomas is a wife, mother of two, life coach and author. After the birth of her second son, Julie battled a severe case of postpartum depression. For years, emotions of anxiety, confusion and shame consumed her life, leading to isolation and suicidal thoughts. In her darkest hour, she felt God’s undeniable call to share her story with others. With the release of her novel, HOPE Inside Out, and her willingness to be open and transparent, Julie was able to find healing for herself and help others do the same. Julie's Whit Chair Film Julie's Website We encourage you to share this podcast...

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Pastor Brad talks about our upcoming "Celebration of Hope, with special guest Sandi Patty". He also Talks about other Freh Hope ministries.  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 that we will share on our next podcast.   If you are listening to this podcast on iTunes, we encourage you to comment on the podcast. Or you can leave a voice message for us on the site:  . Pastor Brad Hoefs, the host of Fresh...

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"Executive Loneliness"

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Nick Jonsson is the co-founder and Managing Director of one of Asia’s premiere networking organizations, Executives’ Global Network (EGN) Singapore — a confidential peer group network providing more than 600 senior executives and business owners a safe haven to share their challenges, receive support, and learn from each other. His passion for mental health awareness through his life experiences paved the way for Nick to author his first #1 international bestselling book, published in April 2021—” Executive Loneliness: The 5 Pathways to Overcoming Isolation, Stress, Anxiety and...

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In this episode Pastor Brad interview Chris Grainger. Chris is the host of 'The Lion Within", a Christian men's podcast. They discuss men's mental health. check out his podcast here:     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 that we will share on our next podcast.   If you are listening to this podcast on iTunes, we encourage you to comment on the podcast. Or you can leave a voice message for us on the...

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Worship leader and author, Scott Box, talks about his book, Heroic Disgrace, available now. 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 that we will share on our next podcast.   If you are listening to this podcast on iTunes, we encourage you to comment on the podcast. Or you can leave a voice message for us on the site:  . Pastor Brad Hoefs, the host of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, is the founder of Fresh Hope...

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Until now, we've had this exclusive interview that Pastor Brad had done with Naomi Judd just prior to the pandemic lockdown in 2020.  We had yet to release the interview in the anticipation that we would be having Naomi speak at a Night of Inspiring Hope in the near future and would release the interview at that time.  However, due to Naomi's death we have decided to release the interview. We do so, not to capitalize on this tragic event, but rather to honor her and the struggle she had with depression and anxeity.  We are hopeful that this interview with both honor and remind...

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In this podcast episode, Pastor Brad interviews Erin Ramachandran, award- winning author and co-founder of Mental Health Strong. Erin wrote a Christian’s Guide to Walking Resiliently Alongside Your Spouse with a Mental Health Condition.  Brad and Erin discuss the importance of supporting the partners and spouses who are walking alongside those with mental health or addiction challenges.  Erin and her husband, Keith started Mental Health Strong, a non-profit in 2/2020 to bring hope, resources and support to marriages with mental health and addiction challenges due to that they are...

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"I will turn your mess into your message". That's what the Lord told me He was planning to do back in the days when I had just recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and my hope tank was empty. Years have gone by since I first came to know Fresh Hope and I have seen this promise come true for me once, and again! and again!   Not only did the Lord redeem my pain and give me a new reason for living- He also turned the most painful situation of my life into my biggest asset when it comes to helping others out..!! My hope tank is not only full but is actually overflowing into the lives...

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Refocusing Widows is a faith-based ministry initiative under the umbrella of Fresh Hope for Mental Health. Imagine a kaleidoscope: a slight twist and a beautiful design suddenly blurs. However, with another slight twist, everything comes back into focus in a lovely new design. This describes becoming a widow. Everything suddenly goes out of focus. Because only another widow can truly understand all that's involved, we facilitate peer-to-peer focus groups both online and in person. This is the place where personal growth and refocusing happens.   We have created ten refocusing principles...

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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