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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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Jun 25, 2015

Having a mental health issue can be and usually is life altering.  So often after coming to terms with the diagnosis and the side effects of medicine can leave you asking, “Is this as good as it gets?  Really??  This can lead us to believe that life is “over” as we knew it.  In fact, it can lead us to actually...

Jun 18, 2015

When you are feeling hopeless how in the world do you even begin to choose hope?  When you are in the deepest depression how can you find hope?  Is it even remotely possible?  What part does faith play into the possibility of finding hope when there is none?  Is “hope” simply deciding to think positively? (No!)...

Jun 12, 2015

It may be the 21st century and we may have come a long way with so many issues, but there remains a lot of stigma around the issue of mental illness.  Stigma keeps mental health chained by fear, the fear of others finding out.  And for those of us who have a mental health challenge we are not exempt from this stigma...

Jun 1, 2015

In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad interviews Jason Petersen an avid video blogger who has bipolar disorder and blogs about it.  Jason talks about how he began to tell his story of recovery from bipolar disorder through blogging which was healing for him and gave him a sense of freedom.