CXMH is a podcast at the intersection of Christianity & mental health, hosted by Robert Vore & Dr. Holly Oxhandler. We bring together Christian leaders with mental health professionals for honest conversations.
This week, we get into the interviews for Season 3 by addressing one of the most common questions we hear: how do you find affordable mental healthcare? Joining us is Dr. Kevin Tarlow, the founder of LowCostHelp.com.
This one's getting a little meta, folks. When Holly first agreed to be the new cohost for CXMH, she asked if I would be willing to do an episode where she interviewed me about my vision for the show and how it came to be. I was caught somewhat off guard, and alternated between 'surely we've already done that' and 'no one would want to listen to that.' I eventually gave in, and that's what you'll hear in this episode.
Welcome to Season 3! We're so excited to announce our new co-host, Dr. Holly Oxhandler! Holly's been both a guest and a guest host before, and is a professor of social work at Baylor University. In this special episode, we get to know Holly and why she's excited to join the show.
Surprise! We're still on summer break, but we're popping in with this episode. I get the chance to talk to award-winning author Jonathan Merritt about why people are using sacred language less, why that matters, and what we can do about it. We'll see you in a few weeks for Season 3, kicking off in September!
It's summertime! Like last year, I'll be taking the summer off from the show. In this short episode, I talk a little bit about the reasonings behind that, as well as give you some recommendations of things to read and listen to over the next few months!
June is Men's Health Month, so this week I'm rebroadcasting an episode we did about exactly that! Dr. Bart Andrews & pastor/author Nate Pyle join us to talk about all things related to men's mental health.
Folks, it's been a tough week. The deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain by suicide filled the headlines, and the CDC released a new report that suicide rates have been rising across the Unites States. As a result, I wanted to rebroadcast this episode from last year on Suicide Prevention for new listeners or long-time listeners who might find it helpful again.
Everyone's favorite bad missionary, Jamie Wright, stops by to talk about her new book, the problems with missions, and how her self-worth and mental health impacted her over the years.
Happy Memorial Day! (go to counseling.) This week, Robert's back as your host to talk with Hannah Brencher, who you might remember from episode 14. Hannah talks about her latest book, the power of being here in a 'getting there' world, and how much her community mattered when she went through a hard season of depression. We also talk about old boyfriends, the Bachelor, and Hannah's process of finding community when she moved to Atlanta.
Meet your hosts!
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. Robert is also a certified QPR Suicide Prevention Instructor for groups of any size and holds a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
He lives in Atlanta with his wife, their new son, and their dog.
Holly Oxhandler, PhD, LMSW is an assistant professor and the associate dean for research and faculty development at Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. Holly studies the ethical integration of religion/spirituality in mental health treatment, whether and how mental health care providers discuss their client’s religious/spiritual beliefs, and what clients prefer regarding this area of practice. You can read more about her research, writing, teaching, and interests here.
Holly lives in Waco, TX, with her husband, and the couple has two children.