One Pastor's Journey to Mental Health

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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 Bright Spots in the Darkness and a Fresh Hope blogger. His book is available on his website: http://www.rickqualls.com. Rick is retired after 40 years as pastoral ministry. He and Nancy have been married for 44 years. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. Rick's favorite name is Gampa. He enjoys bicycling, reading, writing, and cruising down main-street in his 1966 Mustang.

This episode will give you lots of hope. Hope that with the right diagnosis and medication along with doing “your part” it is more than possible to live well in spite of your mental illness.

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Pastor Brad Hoefs, 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 www.bphope.com (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: www.FreshHopeBook.com

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