Best Mentalhealthrecovery podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Fresh Hope for Mental Health is a weekly faith based podcast for those who have a mental health diagnosis. The purpose of Fresh Hope is to empower those who have a mental health diagnosis to live a full, rich, faith-filled life in spite of their diagnosis. Pastor Brad Hoefs is the host of the podcast. He is the founder of Fresh Hope Ministries (www.FreshHope.us) and author of Fresh Hope: Living Well in Spite of a Mental Health Diagnosis.
 
Family Psych Consumer provides a unique resource for families dealing with mental illness. Each week join Tom O’Connor, a national expert in mental health recovery, for a candid and inspired navigation of America’s mental health system. Whether you're a parent or a family caregiver, Tom will deliver to you the best critical thinking, training, and support to de-mystify the world of therapy, rehab, and psychiatric care for your loved ones – and recover your own wellness along the way.
 
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On today's edition of Fresh Hope For Mental Health, Pastor Brad Hoefs talks with writer and blogger, Abby McDonald. Abby chats with Pastor Brad about struggling with postpartum depression, and how writing was one of the pursuits that allowed her to see the light again. Abby realized that her identity was not firmly rooted in who she was in Chri ...…
 
Pastor Brad Hoefs shares about his personal addiction to sugar and how sugar affects our mood and may need to be avoided by people who already suffer from a mood disorder. 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 ...…
 
Borderline personality disorder is one of the most stigmatizing and sensational (pejoratively speaking) conditions that the mental healthcare world tries to understand and “treat”. So needless to say, if the experts are always struggling to figure out (and agree about!) its traits and disabilities, parents and families are suffering beyond beli ...…
 
Author, Paige Anderson, talks about how she found hope in the midst of her pain through loss. Her book, "Rising for YOU: Pressing through the Sorrow of Pregnancy Loss to Bring Comfort, Hope, and Light," brings hope and light to everyone who is suffering from loss. We encourage you to share this podcast with your friends via your social media co ...…
 
OK, from birth, we are all potty trained, learn to eat, then distrust everyone over 30, and finally, hate insurance companies. But when we are expected them to pay our healthcare bills, we need to understand how they want to control the quality of care that hospitals, doctors, and therapists deliver. Now we know they have a rich reputation of d ...…
 
Are you in denial? Do you run from problems? Are you struggling to get over past failures? On today’s episode of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad Hoefs goes over seven roadblocks you must overcome in order to move forward. We encourage you to share this podcast with your friends via your social media connections. After listening to thi ...…
 
On this episode of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad Hoefs shares seven insights he's come across while working on himself on how to not take things personally when people are rude to you. We encourage you to share this podcast with your friends via your social media connections. After listening to this podcast, we encourage you to emai ...…
 
On today’s episode of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad Hoefs goes over nine things to avoid when you're feeling sad and encourages you to take captive your thinking. 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 ...…
 
One of the most mystical but misunderstood places in the medical world is the psychiatric hospital; this place has been dehumanized in our modern culture, and has a plethora of characters..the “looney bin, padded rooms, “crazytown”, all making it seem like some scary, even fascinating place. If it were a reality show , most viewers would expect ...…
 
Trauma - What does it look like? …Someone I love is suffering and it’s tearing me apart . . . How do I help? In todays’s episode Tom dives into trauma, treatment, and recovery…what it is, how it happens, and how you, the parent or family, can do everything in your power to understand it . . . and help someone recover from it. Tom introduces his ...…
 
Due to popular demand, Tom jumped into one of the hottest (translation: painful and confusing) topics for parent and family caregivers: having to use a mobile crisis team to get a loved one into the hospital against their will - all in the interest of keeping them safe. While this topic requires A LOT of coverage, Tom gives his listeners a prim ...…
 
As a caregiver, you are practically trained by the mental healthcare world to be an outsider in the treatment process for someone you love. You didn’t ask to be marginalized, and you weren’t told your participation is unwelcome. This just happened; but how? Because the mental healthcare world does a poor job explaining how it does its job AND t ...…
 
Recovery is a very loaded word in the mental health world. It is desperately pursued by parents with adult kids with psychiatric problems and other family caregivers. And as a concept, it has a different meaning medically than it does functionally for the patient in treatment. Parent and family caregivers need to understand the word, and its di ...…
 
Tom O'Connor, the host of Family Psych Consumer, welcomes his listeners to his podcast community – and walks you through why Family Psych Consumer is providing consumer reporting in mental healthcare NOW and how his content helps parents and families understand the mental healthcare marketplace. Tom takes time to discuss tells his own story as ...…
 
On this episode of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad Hoefs talks with Brian V. Wieck, a dedicated writer. Brian has completed his new book “The War Within”: a stirring opus on the strengthening of one’s belief in God and his love and mercy through rebuking the lies surrounding this knowledge. Wieck tells Brad how for forty years he had ...…
 
On this episode of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad Hoefs talks with the President of Pathways To Hope, Doug Beach. Doug talks about the community-wide initiative that is helping break the stigma of mental illness so that people will seek treatment sooner. Discover how Doug’s son’s battle with depression and mental illness led him down ...…
 
On this episode of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad Hoefs talks with Reverend Jermine Alberty, Executive Director of a Ministry called Pathways in the St. Louis area. Join them as they discuss how having faith in God helps people on their journey to recovery from suffering from mental illness, why it’s important for Pastors to tell peo ...…
 
Family Psych Consumer is a next-generation community where parents and families can learn about the confusing world of mental healthcare in America. Each week, Tom and his expert guests will bring the best critical thinking, skills, and ongoing support to accelerate your learning and understanding of mental healthcare. Our goal is that every pa ...…
 
On this episode of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Pastor Brad Hoefs talks with CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute in Houston, Dr. Matt Stanford. 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 o ...…
 
On this episode of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad Hoefs talks with Author and Senior Pastor of Scottsdale Bible Church, Jamie Rasmussen about his book; “How Joyful People Think: 8 Ways of Thinking That Lead to a Better Life." Why is it important that we change our thinking? How does the Bible tell us to think? Is it possible to have ...…
 
On this episode of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Pastor Brad Hoefs talks with psychiatrist and neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Morehead about how we are body, mind, and spirit and that people often forget our brains were also affected by the fall of man and sin. Pastors cannot diagnose someone with a mental illness, but it’s important they know the ...…
 
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 that we will share on our next podcast. If you are listening to this podcast on iTunes, we encourage you to leave a comment regarding the podcas ...…
 
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 that we will share on our next podcast. If you are listening to this podcast on iTunes, we encourage you to leave a comment regarding the podcas ...…
 
In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad interviews Pastor Tony Roberts. Pastor Tony Roberts was born and raised in the Hoosier heartland just south of Indianapolis. He grew up worshiping high school basketball and once had the honor of playing in a televised “game of the week.” Tony went to Hanover College. After many detou ...…
 
Listen to Pastor Brad interview Jen Savery on how she deals with her own mental health diagnosis and is focused on training Kingdom-minded coaches to work with our youth. 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 ...…
 
Keith O'Neil is a former NFL football player. Keith played for the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants. During his professional career he served as team captain and was a member of the Colts Super Bowl XLI Championship team. Keith is an international speaker and speaks to audiences in the sports, faith and mental health commu ...…
 
In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Pastor Brad interviews Dr. Steve Grcevich. Dr. Grcevich is the author of Mental Health and the Church: A Ministry Handbook for Including Children and Adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Other Common Mental Health Conditions, which be released this week (February of 2017). Pastor Brad be ...…
 
Listen to the discussion between Dr. Michael Egger, MD, DLFAPA; and Pastor Brad Hoefs, the founder of Fresh Hope. Dr. Egger is Pastor Brad's doctor and has been instrumental in his recovery. Check out this fascinating conversation between Pastor Brad and Dr. Egger. We encourage you to share this podcast with your friends via your social media c ...…
 
When raised in a shame-based family one can easily find life to be fraught with emotional landmines. Relationships can be difficult because of shame-based thinking. Shame can lock you into cognitive distortions that cause difficulties in marriage, parenting, work relationships and friendships. Shame itself can make it way into your soul, warpin ...…
 
This is a special Christmas edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health. In this edition, Pastor Brad talks with Perry Root, Sr. about experiencing grief or depression during Christmastime. Perry is an M.S.W. student doing his practicum with Fresh Hope and is also a fulltime member of the Community of Grace staff. He shares some insights as to expe ...…
 
In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad interviews Ms. Candace Hoyt-Gregory, C.E.O. of the Open Door Mission in Omaha, Nebraska. Candice gives helpful insight into mental health issues that the homeless face as well as just the compassion and mercy that is needed when ministering to hurting, hopeless and homeless people. Th ...…
 
with guest Dr. Warren Kinghorn You won’t want to miss this is an excellent podcast! Pastor Brad interviews Dr. Warren Kinghorn, who is both a psychiatrist and a theologian. He presents a unique perspective on mental health, both as a Christian and as a professional in psychiatry. Dr. Kinghorn also addresses how we can help people in the church ...…
 
This edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health is for anyone who is going through a difficult time in their life whether they have a mental health issue or not. So, this is one podcast that you are going to want to share with any of your friends or family who are in a valley of challenges right now. In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health ...…
 
Sometimes in life, we find ourselves in desperate situations. Situations where if the Lord does not rescue us we won’t survive. There are those times where we feel as though the arm of the Lord just isn’t long enough to reach us to pluck us out of the sear of troubles that we are drowning in. Then you will not want to miss this podcast! In this ...…
 
Are you unsatisfied? If so, then you are blessed! In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Pastor Brad interviews author, Amy Simpson regarding her new book entitled Blessed Are the Unsatisfied: Finding Spiritual Freedom in an Imperfect World "We know that our material comforts and temporal accomplishments are not enough to fully satisfy ...…
 
We offer this special podcast as a point of hope and healing for pastors and those who serve in full-time ministry. Serving the Lord full-time in ministry can be challenging. In this special edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health for October, Pastor Appreciation Month, Pastor Brad interviews Mr. David Anderson who is the Founder and President ...…
 
In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Pastor Brad looks at eight different ways to "fix" your cognitive distortions (which were covered in Part 1: 15 Cognitive Distortions). These are eight different ways to change your "thinking default settings" in order to get rid of your stikin' thinkin'. Aaron Beck first purposed the theory behin ...…
 
This podcast for everyone and anyone! Why? Because everyone needs to be able to identify the 15 common cognitive distortions that they may be struggling with or others are struggling with in their lives. The topic of cognitive distortions is for everyone. Pastor Brad identifies 15 common cogitative distortions. These distortions are widespread. ...…
 
In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad interviews Chaplain Joy Stevens. Joy is a Master Facilitator for the Trauma Healing Institute of the American Bible Society. Joy and Brad discuss what trauma is and the trauma healing classes that the Trauma Healing institute is sponsoring in both churches and jails. They also talk ab ...…
 
In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Brad interviews Pastor and Author, Rick Qualls. Rick suffered for many years with anxiety and depression until being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Since taking a mood stabilizer Rick has been living well and has experienced episode free living for the last 9 years! Rick Qualls is the author of ...…
 
We need your vote! Our Fresh Hope podcast has been nominated for Wego Health's Best in Show Podcast award! We encourage you to endorse the nomination by going to: https://awards.wegohealth.com/nominees/13355 In this edition, Pastor Brad interviews the owner of Daybreak Behavior, Mark Housman and the Clinical Director of Daybreak Behavior, Robin ...…
 
Our Fresh Hope podcast has been nominated for Wego Health's Best in Show Podcast award!We encourage you to endorse the nomination by going to: https://awards.wegohealth.com/nominees/13355 In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Pastor Brad interviews Colleen Swindoll-Thompson. Colleen is the daughter of Chuck Swindoll with Insight for L ...…
 
In this edition Pastor Brad interviews author Katie Dale. Katie talks about her faith and recovery. She stresses how important having purpose has been in staying stable for the last 5 years. BipolarBrave.com is where you'll find Katie's blog. She is open, transparent and willing shares her faith and spiritual insights. You'll want to sign up fo ...…
 
When Thomas “melted-down” in the small town of only 600 people he felt as though everyone was talking about him and that he had become the town “monster.” So, following his move back to his parents’ home in a metro area, he began a remarkable journey of healing that led him to find hope through Fresh Hope. In this edition of Fresh Hope for Ment ...…
 
In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, a son and mother share their compelling joining of finding hope in the midst of the hopelessness that followed a manic episode. Lee shares his story of the first glimmer of hope that he had in the midst of severe depression. It was when he heard Pastor Brad's story that Lee for the first time had ...…
 
Are you parenting an adolescent or soon to be one? Then you are going to want to be sure and listen to this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health. In this edition, Pastor Brad Hoefs interviews Dr. Brian Lubberstedt who is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. They discuss how mental health issues manifest in a teens life. After ...…
 
On this episode Pastor Brad interviews best-selling author and international speaker, Sheila Walsh. Sheila is a powerful Bible teacher and best-selling author from Scotland with over 5 million books sold. Her ministry has reached more than 5.5 million people by combining honesty, vulnerability, and humor with the transforming power of God's Wor ...…
 
While working as a crime scene investigator, Carol’s anxiety disorder began to manifest itself. And after being attacked by a dog, the anxiety became debilitating. Through her struggle she ended up attending a Fresh Hope group which has played an important part of her oncoming the anxiety disorder and living well in spite of it! She shares her ...…
 
Do you have a child whose behavior(s) are causing you concern? Have you ever felt like a failure as a parent? Possibly you feel like you have a child who becomes a very angry “Incredible-Hulk” periodically? If so, then this is a podcast you won’t want to miss! In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad Hoefs interviews Dr. Bri ...…
 
"When I went through surgery and recovery with my brain tumor people brought meals to the house, cards came in the mail, people called. But two years later when I crashed with depression I felt forgotten. Nobody called and someone in our Bible study group tole me that I just needed to get over it," said Jamie Meyer, author of Stepping out of De ...…
 
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