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Hosts Robert Vore & Dr. Holly Oxhandler discuss the intersection of Christianity and mental health. Guests include pastors, ministry workers, mental health professionals, and more.

CXMH: On Faith & Mental Health Robert Vore & Dr. Holly Oxhandler

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 87 Ratings

Hosts Robert Vore & Dr. Holly Oxhandler discuss the intersection of Christianity and mental health. Guests include pastors, ministry workers, mental health professionals, and more.

    Summer Break 2021!

    Summer Break 2021!

    Robert and Holly sign off for the summer! In our final episode of Season 5: we share our reflections on the season (4:10), why we take the summer off (11:28), what we’re reading this summer (17:06), and ways we plan to rest (25:20).
    Things we mention in this episode/other resources:- The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (https://amzn.to/3fEQJeX) by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.- When It Is Darkest : Why People Die by Suicide and What We Can Do to Prevent It (https://www.bookdepository.com/When-It-Is-Darkest/9781785043437) by Rory O’Connor- CXMH ep. 87 - Getting the Rest You Actually Need (feat. Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith) (https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2019/12/9/87-resting-well-8nt4l)- Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity (https://amzn.to/2P9TOVM) by Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith- The Wisdom of Your Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection Through Embodied Living (https://amzn.to/3g3ZtKo) by Hillary McBride, PhD- The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth (https://amzn.to/34CPJle) by Beth Allison Barr- Hiding in the Pews: Shining Light on Mental Illness in the Church (https://amzn.to/3crrDyf) by Steve Austin- The Deeper Journey: The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self (https://amzn.to/3fZIKrM) by M. Robert Mulholland Jr.- On the Spectrum: Autism, Faith, and the Gifts of Neurodiversity (https://amzn.to/3vAWW0V) by Daniel Bowman Jr.- When Thoughts and Prayers Aren't Enough: A Shooting Survivor's Journey into the Realities of Gun Violence (https://amzn.to/3z3JaWS) by Taylor Schumann- The Suicidal Thoughts Workbook: CBT Skills to Reduce Emotional Pain, Increase Hope, and Prevent Suicide (https://amzn.to/3c6QVRQ) by Kathryn Hope Gordon, PhD- What Is God Like? (https://amzn.to/3c7QR4v) by Rachel Held Evans and Matthew Paul Turner- When God Made You (https://amzn.to/3uGuIjW) by Matthew Paul Turner
    Join the Cxmhunity on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/cxmhunity/)!
    Connect with Robert on his website (http://robert-vore.com/), Twitter (http://twitter.com/RobertVore), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RobertVoreCounseling/), or Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/robertvore/).
    Connect with Holly on her website (https://hollyoxhandler.com/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/hollyoxhandler/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hollyoxhandler/), or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/hollyoxhandler/).
    Connect more with CXMH on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CXMHPodcast/), Twitter (http://twitter.com/cxmhpodcast), Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/cxmhpodcast/), or Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/cxmhpodcast).
    Ways to support CXMH:- make a pledge on Patreon (http://cxmhpodcast.com/support) and get rewards like submitting questions for upcoming interviews, a mug, sticker, t-shirt, or more!- give a one-time gift using PayPal (http://paypal.me/CXMH)- Buy books from previous guests on Bookshop (https://bookshop.org/lists/cxmh-episodes)- Do your Amazon shopping through this link (http://cxmhpodcast.com/Amazon)- Leave us a rating & review on

    • 41 min
    133 - The Power of Lament (feat. Abby Norman)

    133 - The Power of Lament (feat. Abby Norman)

    This week we’re joined by Abby Norman, author of the new book You Can Talk to God Like That: The Surprising Power of Lament to Save Your Faith. She tells us about lament on a personal level, a community level, and a societal level. Full show notes at CXMHPodcast.com/episodes.

    • 45 min
    132 - Moral Injury (feat. Dr. Joseph Currier)

    132 - Moral Injury (feat. Dr. Joseph Currier)

    This week' we’re joined by Dr. Joseph Currier to talk about moral injury. In the intro, Robert & Holly talk about funny ways they’ve gotten injured.
    Things we mention in this episode/other resources:- CXMH 91 - Spiritual Bypassing (feat. Dr. Jesse Fox) (https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2020/01/27/91-spiritual-bypassing)- CXMH 103 - How We Move Through Suffering (feat. Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren & Sara Showalter Van Tongeren) (https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2020/05/04/103-van-tongeren)
    Connect with Dr. Currier using his faculty page (https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/psychology/faculty/currier.html) or email him at jcurrier@southalabama.edu. Buy Joe’s book on Amazon: Addressing Moral Injury in Clinical Practice or Trauma, Meaning, and Spirituality: Translating Research into Clinical Practice.
    Join the Cxmhunity on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/cxmhunity/)!
    Connect with Robert on his website (http://robert-vore.com/), Twitter (http://twitter.com/RobertVore), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RobertVoreCounseling/), or Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/robertvore/).
    Connect with Holly on her website (https://hollyoxhandler.com/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/hollyoxhandler/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hollyoxhandler/), or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/hollyoxhandler/).
    Connect more with CXMH on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CXMHPodcast/), Twitter (http://twitter.com/cxmhpodcast), Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/cxmhpodcast/), or Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/cxmhpodcast).
    Ways to support CXMH:- make a pledge on Patreon (http://cxmhpodcast.com/support) and get rewards like submitting questions for upcoming interviews, a mug, sticker, t-shirt, or more!- give a one-time gift using PayPal (http://paypal.me/CXMH)- Do your Amazon shopping through this link (http://cxmhpodcast.com/Amazon)- Leave us a rating & review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cxmh/id1188480692?mt=2) or Google Play (https://t.co/zorQ2UrXK7)- Check out our CXMH merchandise (http://cxmhpodcast.com/shop) to show off your support- Listen to the Cxmhunity Spotify playlist here (http://cxmhpodcast.com/spotify)- Check out other episodes and find your favorites guests on our website (http://cxmhpodcast.com/).
    Intro/Outro music for this episode is ‘Fall Down’ by Rivers & Robots (http://riversandrobots.com/).

    • 51 min
    131 - Finding Joy Amidst Tragedy (feat. Dr. Angela Gorrell)

    131 - Finding Joy Amidst Tragedy (feat. Dr. Angela Gorrell)

    Content warning: suicide, substance abuse, loss.
    This week we’re joined by Rev. Dr. Angela Gorrell to talk about her job studying joy, a season of unexpected losses, and what she learned when those two collided. Angela’s new book is The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found.

    • 50 min
    130 - I Love Jesus, but I Want to Die (feat. Sarah J Robinson)

    130 - I Love Jesus, but I Want to Die (feat. Sarah J Robinson)

    Content warning: in this episode we talk about suicide, self-harm, bad therapy experiences, and more.———This week we’re joined by the wonderful Sarah J. Robinson! Sarah’s upcoming book I Love Jesus, But I Want to Die: Finding Hope in the Darkness of Depression shares her journey of wrestling with things like suicidal thoughts and self-harm while also figuring out her faith.

    • 59 min
    129 - Healing Our Internal World, Spiritual Practices, & Moving Beyond Empire Theology (feat. Lisa Colón DeLay)

    129 - Healing Our Internal World, Spiritual Practices, & Moving Beyond Empire Theology (feat. Lisa Colón DeLay)

    We’re joined by author & podcast host Lisa Colón DeLay to talk about exploring our internal landscapes. Lisa explains why it’s important to hear from more than just culturally dominant theologians, how spiritual practices can help us learn more about ourselves, and how we can find healing.
    Things we mention in this episode/other resources:- the Johari Window (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johari_window#/media/File:Johari_Window.PNG) that Lisa talks about
    Connect with Lisa on her website (https://lisadelay.com/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/LisaDelay), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lisacolondelay/), or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lisacolondelay). Buy The Wild Land Within: Cultivating Wholeness through Spiritual Practice on Amazon (https://amzn.to/3v3pijA).Connect with Spark My Muse on Twitter (https://twitter.com/SparkMyMuse), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sparkmymuse), or listen where you listen to podcasts (https://lisadelay.com/blog/support/). Support Lisa & Spark My Muse on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/sparkmymuse).
    Join the Cxmhunity on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/cxmhunity/)!
    Connect with Robert on his website (http://robert-vore.com/), Twitter (http://twitter.com/RobertVore), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RobertVoreCounseling/), or Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/robertvore/).
    Connect with Holly on her website (https://hollyoxhandler.com/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/hollyoxhandler/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hollyoxhandler/), or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/hollyoxhandler/).
    Connect more with CXMH on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CXMHPodcast/), Twitter (http://twitter.com/cxmhpodcast), Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/cxmhpodcast/), or Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/cxmhpodcast).
    Ways to support CXMH:- make a pledge on Patreon (http://cxmhpodcast.com/support) and get rewards like submitting questions for upcoming interviews, a mug, sticker, t-shirt, or more!- give a one-time gift using PayPal (http://paypal.me/CXMH)- Do your Amazon shopping through this link (http://cxmhpodcast.com/Amazon)- Leave us a rating & review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cxmh/id1188480692?mt=2) or Google Play (https://t.co/zorQ2UrXK7)- Check out our CXMH merchandise (http://cxmhpodcast.com/shop) to show off your support- Listen to the Cxmhunity Spotify playlist here (http://cxmhpodcast.com/spotify)- Check out other episodes and find your favorites guests on our website (http://cxmhpodcast.com/).
    Intro/Outro music for this episode is ‘Fall Down’ by Rivers & Robots (http://riversandrobots.com/).

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

aludechael ,

A Warm Hug

This podcast has been providing a voice for those who are living with mental illness. Whenever I feel invalid because of my church’s ignorance towards mental health, CXMH reminds me that I’m not alone. Thank you for all the work you do!

BroadwayDream101 ,

Favorite Podcast

Two of the things most important to me: Faith and mental health. Always eager for new episodes and grateful for this space to learn!

metf16 ,

Refreshing Take

Like others have said, this isn’t your typical Christian podcast. The hosts have clear, honest conversation and integrate Christianity in with their clinical experience and academic backgrounds. As a therapist intern at a Christian school in a secular outplacement, getting their take on the wide range of topics they discuss is refreshing.

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