On today’s episode of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad Hoefs talks with Dr. Sidney Hankerson. Dr. Sidney Hankerson is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.
He has developed expertise in treating patients with depression and other mood disorders. Brad and Dr. Hankerson talk about how people struggling with mental health first seek guidance from the church before going to a professional, and the importance of helping those in faith based settings get the correct help they need.
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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 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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