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How to Not Take Things Personally

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Release Date: 01/15/2019

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Fresh Hope for Mental Health

In this episode, Pastor Brad interviews Jesslyn McCutcheon, who has lived with bipolar 1 disorder for the past 24 years. Jesslyn shares her journey of coming to terms with her mental illness and realizing her calling to minister in this area. Last year, she began speaking at different churches about creating stigma-free environments and the importance of spirituality and faith in mental health. Jesslyn is an active advocate for NAMI, speaking for their IOOV and NAMIFaithnet programs, and is studying to become a mental health coach through the American Association of Christian Counseling....

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In this enlightening episode, Pastor Brad sits down with , the author of . Chris shares his deeply personal journey, recounting how he discovered God at the age of 15 while battling depression and suicidal thoughts. Through years of struggle, Chris has gained profound insights into mental health and the transformative power of faith. He emphasizes the critical role of support from family, friends, and the church in navigating these challenges. Join us for an inspiring conversation filled with hope, resilience, and practical wisdom for anyone facing similar battles. 

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"From Darkness to Light: A Journey through Depression, Faith and Redemption" with Mark and Janet Soppitt

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

In this episode of the Fresh Hope for Mental Health podcast, Pastor Brad sits down with special guests Mark and Janet Soppitt, who bravely share their journey through a 7-year depression that nearly cost them everything, including Mark's life. Through their unwavering faith and resilience, they emerged from the darkness, rebuilt their lives, and now serve as trauma healing facilitators with the Canadian Bible Society. Mark's album "Take My Life and Let It Be" reflects their journey, while their vision for a life coaching business aims to support ministry couples in crisis. Join us as we glean...

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Welcome back to the second part of our podcast series, "30 Ways to Make Your Life Worse." If you haven't listened to the first part yet, we highly recommend starting there to catch up on the insightful discussion we had on the critical roadblocks to personal growth and fulfillment. Today Pastor Brad continues his exploration of these roadblocks, offering invaluable insights for recognizing and overcoming them. Dive deeper into the remaining 15 ways we inadvertently sabotage our own lives and explore how these roadblocks hinder personal growth and fulfillment. Don't forget to catch up on the...

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In the first installment of our two-part series, "30 Ways to Make Your Life Worse," Pastor Brad delves into the critical topic of roadblocks to recovery. By dissecting these roadblocks, Pastor Brad offers invaluable insights into recognizing and overcoming them. Don't miss this enlightening episode as we explore 15 ways we inadvertently sabotage our own lives this week, with another 15 to follow in the next installment. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of how we can navigate towards a more fulfilling existence. We encourage you to share this podcast with your friends via your social...

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In this enlightening episode, Pastor Brad delves into the crucial topic of maintaining positivity amidst life's challenges, offering invaluable insights through 8 thought-provoking questions. As life often presents obstacles and trials, having practical tools to navigate them becomes essential. Among the questions explored are: "Is this truly worth becoming upset over at this moment?" and "What lessons can I extract from this experience?" Tune in to this podcast to discover the remaining questions and empower yourself with strategies for fostering resilience and optimism in the face of...

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"What is a Hope Coach?" Interview with Peggy Rice

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

In this podcast episode, Pastor Brad engages in a conversation with Peggy Rice, who shares her journey of encountering Fresh Hope during a challenging battle with depression. Peggy recounts how she sought peer-to-peer support for mental health struggles and discovered Fresh Hope, a turning point in her life. Currently residing in Colorado, Peggy now volunteers as a Hope Coach Trainer. Hope Coaching, a program offered by Fresh Hope, extends a lifeline to individuals navigating crises or battling with hopelessness. For those seeking connection with a Hope Coach, the podcast encourages them to...

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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 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 is an ordained Pastor and Member of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. He has been pastoring since 1985, and he is currently the pastor of Anchor of...

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"How To Be a Mental Health Warrior" with Danei Edelen

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Danei Edelen is the founder of NAMI Brown County in Ohio. “I am a wife, mother, founder of NAMI Brown County, and 2020 Ohio News Media Hooper Award winner for my original column related to mental health. 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 listening to this podcast on iTunes, we encourage you to comment on the podcast. Or you can leave a voice message for...

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Christmas can be a difficult time for many people, especially when it reminds us of the loss of a loved one or past traumatic experiences. In this podcast Pastor Brad shares some insights on how to deal with Christmas in a better way. Don't forget to share this podcast with someone who needs hope this Christmas season. 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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On this episode of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad Hoefs shares seven insights he's come across while working on himself on how to not take things personally when people are rude to you.

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:  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.