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Music for Your Soul As You Go Through Difficulties

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Release Date: 11/20/2017

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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Heroic Disgrace  show art Heroic Disgrace

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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Naomi Judd: Live Well and Be Well show art Naomi Judd: Live Well and Be Well

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Until now, we've had this exclusive interview that Pastor Brad had done with Naomi Judd just prior to the pandemic lockdown in 2020.  We had yet to release the interview in the anticipation that we would be having Naomi speak at a Night of Inspiring Hope in the near future and would release the interview at that time.  However, due to Naomi's death we have decided to release the interview. We do so, not to capitalize on this tragic event, but rather to honor her and the struggle she had with depression and anxeity.  We are hopeful that this interview with both honor and remind...

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Mental Health Strong: 2nd Marriage and Mental Health Conference  show art Mental Health Strong: 2nd Marriage and Mental Health Conference

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

In this podcast episode, Pastor Brad interviews Erin Ramachandran, award- winning author and co-founder of Mental Health Strong. Erin wrote a Christian’s Guide to Walking Resiliently Alongside Your Spouse with a Mental Health Condition.  Brad and Erin discuss the importance of supporting the partners and spouses who are walking alongside those with mental health or addiction challenges.  Erin and her husband, Keith started Mental Health Strong, a non-profit in 2/2020 to bring hope, resources and support to marriages with mental health and addiction challenges due to that they are...

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My Mourning into Dancing show art My Mourning into Dancing

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

"I will turn your mess into your message". That's what the Lord told me He was planning to do back in the days when I had just recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and my hope tank was empty. Years have gone by since I first came to know Fresh Hope and I have seen this promise come true for me once, and again! and again!   Not only did the Lord redeem my pain and give me a new reason for living- He also turned the most painful situation of my life into my biggest asset when it comes to helping others out..!! My hope tank is not only full but is actually overflowing into the lives...

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Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Refocusing Widows is a faith-based ministry initiative under the umbrella of Fresh Hope for Mental Health. Imagine a kaleidoscope: a slight twist and a beautiful design suddenly blurs. However, with another slight twist, everything comes back into focus in a lovely new design. This describes becoming a widow. Everything suddenly goes out of focus. Because only another widow can truly understand all that's involved, we facilitate peer-to-peer focus groups both online and in person. This is the place where personal growth and refocusing happens.   We have created ten refocusing principles...

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Ryan Lefebvre: Just Like You: Anxiety+ Depression show art Ryan Lefebvre: Just Like You: Anxiety+ Depression

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Today Pastor Brad interviews Ryan Lefebvre. Ryan Lefebvre is an American sportscaster, best known as a play-by-play announcer for Major League Baseball's Kansas City Royals since 1999.He is the son of former Major League Baseball player and manager Jim Lefebvre. In 2006, Ryan made his struggle with depressive illness public. He also wrote a book detailing his experiences, The Shame of Me: One Man's Journey to Depression and Back. Available on Amazon. Today They talk about Ryan’s new movie, Just Like You Anxiety and Depression, Available on iTunes. We encourage you to share this podcast...

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Hope That Heals the Heart Wounds show art Hope That Heals the Heart Wounds

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

In nearly two decades of vocational ministry, I’ve experienced the wounds and weariness that we pastors endure. Ministry hurts. It’s hard to remain resilient. But, ministry itself is not the issue. It’s the what, how and who. What patterns keep us healthy? How do we maintain a sense of hope? Who are the trusted confidants that come alongside to encourage and exhort us?   These are questions I explore with my pastor friends and coaching clients. They are borne out of lessons that I learned the hard way. I went to an excellent seminary (Covenant Theological in St. Louis). I gained a...

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When Christmas is Hard show art When Christmas is Hard

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

If the Holidays are hard for you, you're not alone. In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Pastor Brad share some tips to help make the holiday season a little easier. 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 can leave a voice message for us on the site:...

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5 Things to Quit Doing show art 5 Things to Quit Doing

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

On this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Pastor Brad Hoefs talks about 5 things to quit doing 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 leave a comment regarding 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...

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This edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health is for anyone who is going through a difficult time in their life whether they have a mental health issue or not.  So, this is one podcast that you are going to want to share with any of your friends or family who are in a valley of challenges right now.

In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Pastor Brad shares four songs that have been extremely helpful to him as he has faced some of his darkest difficulties. 

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

Pastor Brad Hoefs, the 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.com (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 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.

To donate to Fresh Hope go to http://freshhope.us/donate/ 

For a complete list of where Fresh Hope groups are presently meeting, go to www.FreshHope.us and click on “find a group.”  Or you may attain an online group of meetings of Fresh Hope by going to www.FreshHopeMeeting.com

If you are interested in starting a Fresh Hope group within your faith community, 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 without written permission. 

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

 Fresh Hope for Mental Health is on Facebook at  www.Facebook.com/FreshHopeforMentalHealth