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Pastor Brad Hoefs is the host for the program.  

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Apr 23, 2022

In this podcast episode, Pastor Brad interviews Erin Ramachandran, award- winning author and co-founder of Mental Health Strong. Erin wrote a Christian’s Guide to Walking Resiliently Alongside Your Spouse with a Mental Health Condition.  Brad and Erin discuss the importance of supporting the partners and spouses who are walking alongside those with mental health or addiction challenges.  Erin and her husband, Keith started Mental Health Strong, a non-profit in 2/2020 to bring hope, resources and support to marriages with mental health and addiction challenges due to that they are more likely to get divorced.  They believe that there is an opportunity to bring support for couples by sharing stories and providing resources. One resource discussed on the podcast is the 2nd Marriage and Mental Health Conference on Saturday, May 21st to hear from spouses and couples with lived experience. Topics include sex and intimacy, parenting and child free solutions and resilience. For more information about resources for couples including the conference go to

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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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