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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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 41 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

    Key Ministry

    Key Ministry

    Key Ministry was founded to help churches welcome families of children with hidden disabilities. Since 2002, we’ve provided knowledge, innovation, and experience to the worldwide church as it ministers to and with individuals and families of kids with hidden, developmental, and physical disabilities. In addition to being a disability inclusion ministry resource, we find ourselves uniquely called and positioned to serve churches seeking to become more intentional and effective in ministry with children, teens, and adults impacted by mental illness and trauma.
    www.keyministry.org
     
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    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 comment on 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.
     #mentalhealth #freshhope 
    To donate to Fresh Hope, go to http://freshhope.us/donate/. 
    Check out this episode!

    • 32 min
    HOPE Inside Out

    HOPE Inside Out

    Julie Thomas is a wife, mother of two, life coach and author. After the birth of her
    second son, Julie battled a severe case of postpartum depression. For years, emotions
    of anxiety, confusion and shame consumed her life, leading to isolation and suicidal
    thoughts. In her darkest hour, she felt God’s undeniable call to share her story with
    others. With the release of her novel, HOPE Inside Out, and her willingness to be open
    and transparent, Julie was able to find healing for herself and help others do the same.
    Julie's Whit Chair Film
    https://www.iamsecond.com/film/julie-thomas/
    Julie's Website
    https://julsthomas.com/
    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 comment on 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.
     #mentalhealth #freshhope 
    To donate to Fresh Hope, go to http://freshhope.us/donate/. 
    Check out this episode!
     

    • 35 min
    Celebration of Hope

    Celebration of Hope

    Pastor Brad talks about our upcoming "Celebration of Hope, with special guest Sandi Patty". He also Talks about other Freh Hope ministries. 
    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 comment on 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.
     #mentalhealth #freshhope 
    To donate to Fresh Hope, go to http://freshhope.us/donate/. 
    Check out this episode!

    • 12 min
    "Executive Loneliness"

    "Executive Loneliness"

    Nick Jonsson is the co-founder and Managing Director of one of Asia’s premiere networking organizations, Executives’ Global Network (EGN) Singapore — a confidential peer group network providing more than 600 senior executives and business owners a safe haven to share their challenges, receive support, and learn from each other.
    His passion for mental health awareness through his life experiences paved the way for Nick to author his first #1 international bestselling book, published in April 2021—” Executive Loneliness: The 5 Pathways to Overcoming Isolation, Stress, Anxiety and Depression in the Modern Business World”.
    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 comment on 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.
     #mentalhealth #freshhope 
    To donate to Fresh Hope, go to http://freshhope.us/donate/. 
    Check out this episode!

    • 32 min
    Chris Grainger

    Chris Grainger

    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:
    www.thelionwithin.us 
     
    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 comment on 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.
    #NaomiJudd, #mentalhealth
    To donate to Fresh Hope, go to http://freshhope.us/donate/. 
    Check out this episode!

    • 32 min
    Heroic Disgrace

    Heroic Disgrace

    Worship leader and author, Scott Box, talks about his book, Heroic Disgrace, available now.
    www.heroicgrace.com
    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 comment on 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.
    #NaomiJudd, #mentalhealth
    To donate to Fresh Hope, go to http://freshhope.us/donate/. 
    Check out this episode!

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Trennerwyo ,

Wonderful Mental Health Resource

I just discovered Fresh Hope a few days ago and the amount of education and help for understanding
my own mood disorders is beyond anything I have ever found. Thank you so much Pastor Brad for devoting your life and time to making this available to people who need help and aren't finding it on their own.

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.

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