CXMH is a podcast at the intersection of Christianity & mental health. We bring together Christian leaders with mental health professionals for honest conversations.
Dr. Heather Vacek helps us to understand the history of the church's views toward mental illness and how it shapes our views today.
Gabe Howard & Nate Crawford join us to discuss what life is like with Bipolar Disorder and navigating personal relationships with a mental illness diagnosis.
William Paul Young (author of The Shack) joins us to talk about the upcoming movie adaptation (out this week!), his life story, and his newest book Lies We Believe About God.
In this bonus episode, we talk about self-care: what it is, why it's important (and biblical), and some practical tips.
Pastor Jason Micheli visits the show to talk about his journey with a rare type of bone cancer and his new book, Cancer Is Funny: Keeping Faith in Stage-Serious Chemo. We talk about suffering, joy, prayer, and what's helpful when you're going through something so serious and life-threatening.
The one and only Science Mike joins us to talk about brain injuries and neurotheology. (Oh, and we ask him about the effects of having Donald Trump as a president.)
Aaron J. Smith reads his piece 'Why Do I Write About Mental Illness?'
Sarah Fader (founder of Stigma Fighters) and Sarah Schuster (mental health editor for The Mighty) join us to talk about sharing your story.
Meet your hosts!
Robert Vore has worked for various ministries & non-profits in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and England. He writes & speaks about faith & mental health, as well as being a certified QPR Suicide Prevention Instructor for groups of any size. He is currently working towards his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Steve Austin is a family man, writer, speaker, and mental health advocate from Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of the best-selling From Pastor to a Psych Ward, Self-Care for the Wounded Soul, and The Writer's Toolkit, as well as the creator of the free 7-Day Self Care Challenge. Steve is passionate about finding grace in the midst of the mess.