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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If you are listening to this podcast on iTunes, we encourage you to leave a comment regarding the podcast. Or you can leave a voice message for us on the site:www.FreshHope4MentalHealth.com. 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 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.If you are interested in more information about Fresh Hope, go to www.FreshHope.us or email info@FreshHope.us or call 402.932.3089.
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