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Overcoming Schizophrenia: Randy's Story

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Release Date: 09/10/2014

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Overcoming Schizpohrenia- really?  Well, for Randy, yes!  This is his story of hope.

Often the diagnosis of schizophrenia can be so devastating and most difficult to manage;  in this edition of Fresh Hope Today Randy share's his journey which has led to living a full and rich life in spite of having schizophrenia.  This is truly a story of HOPE and encouragement!

Pastor Brad Hoefs, host of Fresh Hope Today, is the founder of Fresh Hope Ministries, a network of Christian mental health support groups for those who have a diagnosis and their loved ones. In other words, Fresh Hope is a Christian mental health support group.

Brad was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1995. He is a weekly blogger for www.bphope.us (Bipolar Magazine). He is also a certified peer specialist and has been doing pastoral counseling since 1985.

Brad is also the author of Fresh Hope: Living Well in Spite of a Mental Health Diagnosis, which is a available on Amazon or at: www.FreshHopeBook.com

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