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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

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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Lindsay Hausch show art Lindsay Hausch

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

 Lindsay Hausch answers the question, "what if our anxious thoughts can be the place, we draw closer to God?" Her book, "Take Heart: God's Comfort for Anxious Thoughts" explores this question. Lindsay is a mom of three, a pastor's wife, an author, speaker, and also struggles with OCD and social anxiety. She was a contributor writer for Pastor Brad's blog:     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...

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Fresh Hope for Mental Health

David Culkin, Ph.D., is a professional adult educator currently serving as a qualitative methodologist in graduate degree programs for the U.S. Army University in Kansas serving primarily mid-career military officers. He earned his doctorate in Adult Education from Kansas State University, and his autoethnographic dissertation addressed his identity development as a person living with OCD. He has been married to the love of his life for over 27 years. His research interests include narrative learning, identity development, and poetic inquiry. Michaela Culkin, PhD, is a professional educator...

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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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Fresh Hope for Mental Health

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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Fresh Hope for Mental Health

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"

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

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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Chris Grainger show art Chris Grainger

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

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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Fresh Hope for Mental Health

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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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