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Jul 25, 2019

On today’s episode of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Pastor Brad Hoefs talks with Samantha Karraa. Samantha is a youth pastor in El Salvador. Brad and Samantha talk about her struggle with bipolar disorder and not knowing why she would flip on a switch,get angry with her heart racing, and feel as though it was going to pop out of her chest. She went to the doctor and had tons of tests done and checked out ok. It was tell she visited a psychiatrist that she was diagnosed with Bipolar. She was worried that she would be labeled and stigmatized because of her mental health diagnosis when she heard God spirit tell her to turn her mess into a message. 


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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 you are interested in more information about Fresh Hope, go to or email or call 402.932.3089.

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