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Disconnect from Your Past Before You Move Forward!

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Release Date: 09/18/2015

Sexual Abuse: Protecting Our Children and Supporting Survivors by Dr Kelli Palfy show art Sexual Abuse: Protecting Our Children and Supporting Survivors by Dr Kelli Palfy

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

New Podcast Alert: Protecting Our Children and Supporting Survivors The alarming number of men in jail for sexual abuse calls for our attention. It's crucial to understand that there are underlying factors and trauma behind these actions. We are excited to share a powerful podcast episode by Dr. Kelley, specifically aimed at parents. In this episode, she delves into effective ways to protect our children from sexual harassers and identify potential red flags. It's an essential resource for every parent to ensure the safety and well-being of their children. If you have experienced sexual...

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Interview with K.T. Griffiths: The Author of Shhh... Mental Illness: The Silent Disease show art Interview with K.T. Griffiths: The Author of Shhh... Mental Illness: The Silent Disease

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Hello everyone! I want to invite you to this inspiring podcast in which Pastor Brad interviews K.T. Griffiths, who talks about her book "Shhh...Mental Illness, The Silent Disease: A Mother's Heart," and her experience as a mother of a daughter with mental health issues. K.T. invites all of us parents to spend time with our children and, above all, to believe in them from an early age and to be attentive to the silent signals they may be transmitting. How we communicate with them is important and let them know that we are listening and believing in their words. This is a lifelong...

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Interview with Dr. Brian Lubberstedt- Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Omaha show art Interview with Dr. Brian Lubberstedt- Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Omaha

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Friends, We had an incredible podcast interview with Dr. Lubberstedt, where he discusses the rise in cases of depression, stress, and suicide among adolescents after the COVID-19 pandemic. Prevention, emotional regulation, and stress management are key measures to prevent mental health crises. Self-care is important for a healthy mind and body, as is creating a comfortable environment. Parents play an important role in the mental health of their teenagers, and Dr. Lubberstedt emphasizes the importance of listening to them. The church and Christian leaders can play a powerful role in helping...

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Interview with Jay Lowder - Founder and President of Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries show art Interview with Jay Lowder - Founder and President of Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries

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Friends, We had an amazing podcast interview with Jay Lowder, where he shared his personal story of how God saved him from suicide in an unexpected way. Jay's roommate was the instrument that God used to prevent his suicide due to severe depression, and this event greatly marked his life, leading him to form Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries. During their conversation, Jay talked about his journey through depression and how difficult it was for him to share it with others. He also spoke about the stigma experienced by Christians and society as a whole towards mental health problems, and the need...

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Interview with Alastair Sterne - Author of Rhythms for Life: Spiritual Practices for Who God Made You to Be show art Interview with Alastair Sterne - Author of Rhythms for Life: Spiritual Practices for Who God Made You to Be

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In this podcast, Pastor Brad interviews Alastair Sterne about his book "Rhythms of Life and Spiritual Practices for what God made you to be." The book emphasizes the importance of taking time to discover our identity, gifts, and purpose at a gracious speed, much like how Jesus walked on Earth. The formation that happens in that gracious walking with Christ can help us in our journey of personal growth and spiritual development. The second half of the book explores various spiritual practices that can aid in this journey. Towards the end of the podcast, Alastair shares his personal experience...

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Interview with Rob Jackson - Lonleliness in man show art Interview with Rob Jackson - Lonleliness in man

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  Loneliness is part of the human experience, but it has increased even more since the pandemic. Men may find it more difficult to connect with others because of prejudice or fear. In this episode Pastor Brad has , counselor at Focus on the Family, as a guest to discuss this topic. Together they explore statistics and practical tools to reach the level of connection God intends for everyone. They also offer advice for women who want to help their loved one who is suffering from loneliness and isolation. “   is a licensed counselor with Focus on the Family’s Counseling...

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Mike Jacquart show art Mike Jacquart

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Mike Jacquart is married and lives in a small town in Wisconsin. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and has worked as a reporter, writer, editor, and author. He edited a newsletter and magazine for employee assistance professionals, many of whom work in behavioral health. A lot of books on mental health discuss the characteristics of various disorders but lack the perspective of someone who has experienced mental illness. In his new book, Climbing out of Darkness: A Personal Journey into Mental Wellness (with Marina London LCSW), Mike fills a gap in revealing the impact that mental...

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Steve Kramer show art Steve Kramer

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Steve Kramer is a walking miracle. He was born two-and-a half months premature with Cerebral Palsy. The doctors did not have much hope for him…but God had other plans. Steve has seen God’s faithfulness as he has been a radio disc jockey, TV news anchor/reporter, pastor, missionary and motivational speaker.   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 we will share on our next podcast.   If you are...

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

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, 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 Breathe.    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

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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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Being able to leave your past behind you is key to being able to move forward in recovery.  In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Brad shares a humorous experience which illustrates the importance of disconnecting with your past so that you might move forward into the present and future without dragging your past behind you.

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.  Or you can leave a voice message for us on the site: www.FreshHope4MentalHealth.com

Pastor Brad Hoefs, host of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, 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 for Mental Health 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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