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Fresh Hope for Mental Health is the official podcast of 

Pastor Brad Hoefs is the host for the program.  

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Apr 11, 2022

"I will turn your mess into your message". That's what the Lord told me He was planning to do back in the days when I had just recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and my hope tank was empty. Years have gone by since I first came to know Fresh Hope and I have seen this promise come true for me once, and again! and again!
Not only did the Lord redeem my pain and give me a new reason for living- He also turned the most painful situation of my life into my biggest asset when it comes to helping others out..!! My hope tank is not only full but is actually overflowing into the lives of those around me!
I see everything the Lord is doing in Fresh Hope and I can't help but stand amazed with my jaw dropped and my eyes lifted up to Heaven in worship! In this podcast you will be able to listen to Pastor Brad and me talk about what's going on at Fresh Hope. From Peer to Peer support groups, To Hope Coaching, to Processing Together Groups, with people from all around the world from Latinamerica, to Spain, Australia, Zimbabwe and more..!! 
This podcast is not just a way for you to catch up with what's new at Fresh Hope and how we can help you!- It is first and foremost meant to fill you with HOPE. If the Lord has redeemed my pain and given me so many reasons to live and go on and so much meaning, and passion, where I had once stood completely empty and cut off from any type or form of motivation to live, the Lord can certainly do it with you too. 
"You have turned my mourning into dancing for me;

You have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent.

O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever."  Psalm 30:11-12

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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 (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

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