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Help! Mom and Dad Both Have Bipolar Disorder!

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Release Date: 09/18/2014

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

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

, 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 Breath.    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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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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Dr David and Michaela Culkin show art Dr David and Michaela Culkin

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  show art Key Ministry

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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HOPE Inside Out show art HOPE Inside Out

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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Celebration of Hope  show art Celebration of Hope

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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More Episodes

In this edition of Fresh Hope Today, Pastor Brad interviews a husband and wife who both have bipolar disorder.   Not only do John and Ellen have bipolar, but three of their daughters also have bipolar!  Imagine the drama that would be created in the household.  Well, Ellen and John don’t have to imagine; they can tell you what it’s like.  While it might sound more like a potential reality TV show, it is very real life for them.  While they have had their challenges along the way, interestingly enough, they have come to a place of real healing and recovery and have a good relationship with their children.

 In this edition John and Ellen share what they have learned on the road to having just recently celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary. 

 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

If you are interested in more information about Fresh Hope go to: www.FreshHope.us or email [email protected] or call 402.932.3089.

For a complete list of where Fresh Hope groups are presently meeting go to: www.FreshHope.us and click on "find a group".

If you are interested in starting a Fresh Hope group within you faith-community setting contact Julie at: [email protected]

Fresh Hope Today is a production of Fresh Hope Ministries. Fresh Hope Ministries is a non-profit ministry.  The copyrights of this program belong to Fresh Hope Ministries and may not be duplicated with out written permission.

All of the podcasts of Fresh Hope Today as well as numerous other videos are all available on our YouTube channel: FreshHopeNetwork.

Fresh Hope Today is also available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio.

 

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