I'm a pastor who has bipolar disorder. I am the host of the Fresh Hope for Mental Health podcast. Due to my own experience in trying to find an encouraging support group, I founded Fresh Hope for Mental Health, an international network of faith based peer to peer mental health support groups. I've been leading a Fresh Hope course on mental health principles in the Douglas Country Jail in Omaha; developing materials for others to use. Fresh Hope offers a support group at a local homeless shelter. Other initiatives that are be developed by Fresh Hope are faith based mental health support groups for teens and groups for those with co-occurring diagnoses. I also blog for bphope.com.
Pastor Brad's podcast has exploded in growth in this past year since it's debut. Thousands of listeners engage and receive help from his topics and empower those living with a mental health diagnosis and for their loved ones. — Julie