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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

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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

    Finding Purpose in the Midst of Bipolar Disorder: Jesslyn McCutcheon’s Journey

    Finding Purpose in the Midst of Bipolar Disorder: Jesslyn McCutcheon’s Journey

    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. She is also working on her first book. Jesslyn’s story is a powerful testament to living a fulfilled life despite serious mental illness, emphasizing that with God’s plan, nothing can stand in the way of achieving your goals and dreams. For more about Jesslyn and her work, visit her website at jesslynmccutcheon.com.
    Don't forget to share this episode with friends on social media and explore more resources available at Fresh Hope (https://freshhope.us/). Tune in to additional episodes on our website: https://freshhopeformentalhealth.com/.




     

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    Interview with Chris Morris, Author of "Resilient and Redeemed"

    Interview with Chris Morris, Author of "Resilient and Redeemed"

    In this enlightening episode, Pastor Brad sits down with Chris Morris, the author of Resilient and Redeemed: Lessons from Suicidality and Depression. 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

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

    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 insights into overcoming adversity and finding restoration through faith. Don't forget to share this episode with friends on social media and explore more resources available at Fresh Hope (https://freshhope.us/). Tune in to additional episodes on our website: https://freshhopeformentalhealth.com/.

    • 31 min
    30 Ways to Make Your Life Worse Part 2

    30 Ways to Make Your Life Worse Part 2

    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 first part of our series if you haven't already, available on our website at Fresh Hope for 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 info@FreshHope.us with a comment or question we will share on our next podcast.  
     
     

    • 16 min
    30 Ways to Make Your Life Worse Part 1

    30 Ways to Make Your Life Worse Part 1

    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 media connections.
    After listening to this podcast, we encourage you to email us at info@FreshHope.us 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.

    • 17 min
    Helpful Questions to Stay Positive

    Helpful Questions to Stay Positive

    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 adversity.
    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 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.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Aries 21 ,

Thank you

I’ve been enjoying the Fresh Hope episodes for a while. As a parent of a young adult who struggles with mental health issues, this podcast helps me feel less alone and also provides relevant information that is helpful. Thank you!

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.

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