CXMH is a podcast at the intersection of Christianity & mental health, hosted by Robert Vore. We bring together Christian leaders with mental health professionals for honest conversations.
This week, I talk with life & leadership coach, author, & speaker Amy Simpson. We talk extensively about Amy's book Troubled Minds: Mental Illness & The Church's Mission, and we talk a lot about her experiences growing up with her father as a pastor and her mother being diagnosed with schizophrenia. She shares how those experiences impacted her, what she wishes would've been available to help her, and how the church can help families going through similar things today.
This one's got it all! I talk with Dr. David Susman, a clinical psychologist, blogger, and award-winning mental health advocate, and he has a lot to offer! Based on Dr. Susman's most popular posts, we talk about the most common reasons people don't get mental health treatment: things like stigma, financial costs, availability of mental health professionals, and more. We also talk about practical ways to help remove those barriers.
Meet your host!
Robert Vore has worked for various ministries & non-profits in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and England. His writing has been featured on Relevant, The Mighty, Thought Catalog, Patheos, and more, and he semi-regularly speaks at youth groups, schools, and more (although he'd love to do more of that). He's a certified QPR Suicide Prevention Instructor for groups of any size and is currently working towards his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
He lives in Atlanta with his wife and dog.