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Fresh Hope Today: Choosing to Live!

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Release Date: 08/03/2014

Processing the Pandemic show art Processing the Pandemic

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Pastor Brad talks about the global pandemic.  He talks about how important it is for all of us to process our feelings and what we have experienced over the past year.  This past year has been one of great stress, change, political stress, and racial issues, all of which can easily create a traumatic response within even the most laidback type of personality.  We encourage you to give this a listen and take some time personal time to process this past year.   Fresh Hope also has available a four-week guide for individuals and...

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A Doctor's insights on maintaining her Mental Health during a pandemic show art A Doctor's insights on maintaining her Mental Health during a pandemic

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad Hoefs talks to Dr. Jocelyn Baily. If you know anyone working in health care in these crazy times share this with them. Jocelyn share some ideas on how to maintain your mental health while working on the frontlines in the medical field during this pandemic.

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Part III: Staying Sane in Crazy Times Such as Now! show art Part III: Staying Sane in Crazy Times Such as Now!

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

This edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health is part of a three-part series in which Pastor Brad talks about how to keep sane during stress-filled crazy times as we find ourselves in with this global pandemic. In this edition, Part III, he will talk about some practical ways to maintain your mental health.

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Part II: Staying Sane in Crazy Times Such as Now! show art Part II: Staying Sane in Crazy Times Such as Now!

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

This edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health is part of a three-part series in which Pastor Brad talks about how to keep sane during stress-filled crazy times as we find ourselves in with this global pandemic. In this edition, Part II,  he will talk about eight important things to remember when going through tough and stressful times in life. 

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Part I: Staying Like Sane in Crazy Times Such as Now! show art Part I: Staying Like Sane in Crazy Times Such as Now!

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

This edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health is part of a three-part series in which Pastor Brad talks about how to keep sane during stress-filled crazy times as we find ourselves in with this global pandemic. In this edition, he will talk about three important ways to think when going through tough and stressful times in life. 

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Kids and Mental Health show art Kids and Mental Health

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Dr. Matt Stanford speaks with Pastor Brad Hoefs about his book, Grace for the Children, Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental Illness.  We also hear about hope coaching, what it is, and how trained hope coaches can help others.

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An Interview with Sandi Patty show art An Interview with Sandi Patty

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Sandi Patty is an award-winning Christian recording artist.  In Pastor Brad's interview, she shares openly and very candidly about her struggle with depression and trauma.  It's a touching, encouraging, and hope-filled interview! 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 leave a comment regarding...

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An Interview with  Dr. Ellie Stevens - Faith-Based Support for the Military + Veteran Community show art An Interview with Dr. Ellie Stevens - Faith-Based Support for the Military + Veteran Community

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

On today's episode of Fresh Hope for mental health, Pastor Brad Hoefs talks with Dr. Ellie Stevens. Dr. Ellie Stevens helps bring support and community to the veteran, military, and emergency responder communities by providing faith-based community groups, treatment if necessary and retreats to help the men and women who have served and are serving our country to rise above the stressors and trauma and reconnect to each other and to a loving God. She believes in treating the whole person, not only identifying psychological issues, but also underlying health concerns.   We encourage you to...

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Sugar Addiction with Michael Collins show art Sugar Addiction with Michael Collins

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

On this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad Hoefs talks with Michael Collins about the impact that sugar has on our mental health. Collins discusses mood swings, sugar abuse, addiction and much more. 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 leave a comment regarding the podcast. Or you...

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Pastor Brad interviews Shannon Royce  show art Pastor Brad interviews Shannon Royce

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Pastor Brad interviews Shannon Royce. Shannon is the Director of the HHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives. Shannon Royce brings a wealth of experience to her role as Director of the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The HHS Partnership Center was formed in 2001, under the George W. Bush administration, to ensure that faith partners and non-profits faced no barriers and were engaged as full partners in serving the poor and helping the vulnerable. This mission continues today.   

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Fresh Hope Today with host Pastor Brad Hoefs,  is a podcast which empowers people to live a full and rich life in spite of a mental health diagnosis from a Christian perspective.

In this episode of Fresh Hope Today, Pastor Brad interviews a young woman who has bipolar disorder who has struggled with complete hopelessness which caused her to loose the desire to live.  She has struggled with finding the self-discipline to use mental health wellness tools to overcome the feelings of complete hopelessness.  

Stacy shares the recent events in her recovery that through her faith and her learned coping skills have enabled her to choose to live in spite of how she might feel on any given day.  Brad calls it the "choosing to live switch" that you switch on when you don't feel hopeful or feel too depressed to actually go about living your life on any given day.

Finding the ability to choose to do what we need to do (to be disciplined to using our wellness tools even when we don't feel like it or feel like we can't use them) is key in a successful mental health recovery.

While the journey to this point has been a long fought battle for Stacy, she now breakthrough in this area.  We believe that Stacy's story will give you insight as how to begin to choose to live in spite of how you might feel! 

Fresh Hope Today is a production of Fresh Hope Ministries.

If you are interested in attending a Fresh Hope group or possibly starting  a Fresh Hope group please email us: [email protected]