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Fresh Hope for Mental Health is a production of Fresh Hope Ministries, www.FreshHope.us. The purpose of Fresh Hope for Mental Health is to empower those with a mental health diagnosis to live a faith-filled and rich life in spite of having a mental health challenge. The program is hosted by Pastor Brad Hoefs, the founder of Fresh Hope. He is also the author of, "Fresh Hope: Living Well in Spite of a Mental Health Diagnosis" www.FreshHopeBook.com

The program consists of insights for how to live well in spite of having a mental illness as well as interviews with those who have a diagnosis sharing their journey and insights to living well. Fresh Hope offers local Christian mental health recovery groups through out the United States.

For more information go to: www.FreshHope.us or email: info@FreshHope.us

Fresh Hope for Mental Health Pastor Brad Hoefs

    • Mental Health
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

Fresh Hope for Mental Health is a production of Fresh Hope Ministries, www.FreshHope.us. The purpose of Fresh Hope for Mental Health is to empower those with a mental health diagnosis to live a faith-filled and rich life in spite of having a mental health challenge. The program is hosted by Pastor Brad Hoefs, the founder of Fresh Hope. He is also the author of, "Fresh Hope: Living Well in Spite of a Mental Health Diagnosis" www.FreshHopeBook.com

The program consists of insights for how to live well in spite of having a mental illness as well as interviews with those who have a diagnosis sharing their journey and insights to living well. Fresh Hope offers local Christian mental health recovery groups through out the United States.

For more information go to: www.FreshHope.us or email: info@FreshHope.us

    Part I: Staying Like Sane in Crazy Times Such as Now!

    Part I: Staying Like Sane in Crazy Times Such as Now!

    This edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health is part of a three-part series in which Pastor Brad talks about how to keep sane during stress-filled crazy times as we find ourselves in with this global pandemic. In this edition, he will talk about three important ways to think when going through tough and stressful times in life. 

    Part two of this series will be released tomorrow, November 25, 2020, and the third part will be released on Monday, November 30th. 

    • 19 min
    Kids and Mental Health: Dr. Matthew Stanford

    Kids and Mental Health: Dr. Matthew Stanford

    Dr. Matt Stanford speaks with Pastor Brad Hoefs about his book, Grace for the Children, Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental Illness.  We also hear about hope coaching, what it is, and how trained hope coaches can help others.

    • 30 min
    An Interview with Sandi Patty

    An Interview with Sandi Patty

    Sandi Patty is an award-winning Christian recording artist.  In Pastor Brad's interview, she shares openly and very candidly about her struggle with depression and trauma.  It's a touching, encouraging, and hope-filled interview!
    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 info@FreshHope.us 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 info@FreshHope.us or call 402.932.3089.
    To donate to Fresh Hope go to http://freshhope.us/donate/  -OR- Text "FreshHope" to 44-321
    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 Julie@FreshHope.us 
    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. 

    • 30 min
    An Interview with Dr. Ellie Stevens - Faith-Based Support for the Military + Veteran Community

    An Interview with Dr. Ellie Stevens - Faith-Based Support for the Military + Veteran Community

    On today's episode of Fresh Hope for mental health, Pastor Brad Hoefs talks with Dr. Ellie Stevens. Dr. Ellie Stevens helps bring support and community to the veteran, military, and emergency responder communities by providing faith-based community groups, treatment if necessary and retreats to help the men and women who have served and are serving our country to rise above the stressors and trauma and reconnect to each other and to a loving God. She believes in treating the whole person, not only identifying psychological issues, but also underlying health concerns.
     
    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 info@FreshHope.us 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 info@FreshHope.us 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 Julie@FreshHope.us 
    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. 

    • 23 min
    Sugar Addiction with Michael Collins

    Sugar Addiction with Michael Collins

    On this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad Hoefs talks with Michael Collins about the impact that sugar has on our mental health. Collins discusses mood swings, sugar abuse, addiction and much more.
    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 info@FreshHope.us 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 info@FreshHope.us or call 402.932.3089.
    To donate to Fresh Hope go to http://www.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 Julie@FreshHope.us 
    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
    Check out this episode!

    • 26 min
    Pastor Brad interviews Shannon Royce

    Pastor Brad interviews Shannon Royce

    Pastor Brad interviews Shannon Royce. Shannon is the Director of the HHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives.
    Shannon Royce brings a wealth of experience to her role as Director of the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The HHS Partnership Center was formed in 2001, under the George W. Bush administration, to ensure that faith partners and non-profits faced no barriers and were engaged as full partners in serving the poor and helping the vulnerable. This mission continues today. 
     

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Jasman3269 ,

Fantastic Program Filled with Wisdom and Truth

I am so blessed to have found this. I feel like this is the program I needed to hear right now. So much truth in love. Thank you Pastor Brad, you are a blessing to me.

DSolon ,

The Best Idea I’ve Heard In A Long Time!

Listening to podcast with Sydney Hankerson, Brad Hoefs spoke about an idea that is so revolutionary and I’d like to see come to fruition. Choosing a therapist like going to speed dating. I can’t tell you the frustration of not having the right therapist and of course getting charged for the session. Not being understood, feeling what is wrong with me, why can’t I communicate. Brad, PLEASE find a way for us to interview potential therapists and psychiatrists.

TK Zat ,

Simple & applicable help!

I love the varied lengths of episodes, whether you’re in need of just a quick few minutes, or a longer cast, and I love the recaps Brad does of points made during the episode. The information is simple, digestible, helpful!

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