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Navigating the Storm: How to Help Teens Overcome Depression and Anxiety by Karen Reynolds

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Release Date: 08/10/2023

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Karen Reynolds is a former teacher, coach, mentor, and a mental health thriver! She has worked with teens in a variety of settings from the classroom to the orphanage. Her travels to work with teens have taken her to Russia, Africa, and Haiti, however, she has spent most of her adult life with teens in the school setting. In those 40 plus years Karen has observed the decline in teens both emotionally and mentally. Many classroom students have become challenged to build healthy relationships and manage stress. Establishing a mental health diagnosis is often the road to recovery for teens. Yet, without a change of certain daily patterns, emotional health struggles continue. Karen’s passion continues to help teens grow the healthy habits that foster life-giving relationships and mature coping skills.

 

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:  www.FreshHope4MentalHealth.com.

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 Hope Church in Omaha, Nebraska (since 1995). The church has seen over 110% growth in the 18 months after Fresh Hope started meeting.

Pastor Brad is the Executive Director of WorshipOutlet.com. He founded Fresh Hope in 2009. 

He is a State-certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist and was appointed by Governor Heineman of Nebraska to serve on the State Advisory Committee on Mental Health Services.

He is also the author of Fresh Hope: Living Well in Spite of a Mental Health Diagnosis, published in 2013.

Pastor Brad has been married to his college sweetheart, Donna, for 34 years, and is the proud father of two adult married children, and ‘Papa’ to 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.

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

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