CXMH
a podcast at the intersection of Christianity & mental health.

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75 - Children's Mental Health (feat. Dr. Stephen Grcevich)

The first week of May is Children’s Mental Health Week, and to celebrate we’ve got the second part of our conversation with Dr. Stephen Grcevich! We cover a lot of ground including things to look for in children, the medicating of kids (are we overdoing it?), the rising rates of anxiety & ADHD in children, and helping our kids be resilient. In the intro, Robert & Holly talk about Burger King’s recent campaign “for” Mental Health Awareness Month.

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74 - How Do We Make Our Churches Inclusive for Mental Health? (feat. Dr. Stephen Grcevich)

In this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Stephen Grcevich (founder of Key Ministry and author of Mental Health and the Church) to talk about how we can make our churches & ministries more inclusive to those encountering mental health struggles and their families. Dr. Grcevich talks about the 7 barriers identified in his book and what we can do about them. (Next week, he comes back to talk about children’s mental health, so make sure you come back too!) In the intro, Holly and Robert discuss several birthdays and how to balance focusing on too many things at once.

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66 - Recovery Ministry (feat. Storey Cook)

This week, we’re airing an interview Holly recorded back when Robert was on podternity leave (flashback!). She talks with Storey Cook, director of Reclaim Recovery Ministry at Harris Creek in Waco. They talk about recovery ministries, how 12 step programs fit into a faith context, and the importance that doing your own work plays in helping others.

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64 - Singleness (feat. Holly Stallcup & Dr. Bella DePaulo)

It’s Valentine’s week, and one important conversation to have is about singleness. What messages do people get about being single? Are there positives and negatives? How can the church do a better job at creating space for single people to exist and to lead? We’re joined by Dr. Bella DePaulo and Holly Stallcup to talk about it.

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Recast - Suicide Prevention (feat. Dr. Jonathan Singer & Dr. Sherry Molock)

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.

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39 - The Enneagram & Communities (feat. Dr. Holly Oxhandler & Dr. Jon Singletary)

Did you like last week's episode? Then you're in luck! Dr. Holly Oxhandler returns as this week’s guest host, sitting down with Dr. Jon Singletary again to talk about the Enneagram some more. This week, they talk about how the Enneagram can be applied to communities using the thinking/feeling/doing centers, how each of these centers impacts communities’ responses to various issues (including promoting mental health), and where the Enneagram and mental health may intersect.

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30 - Family, Church, & Mental Illness (feat. Amy Simpson)

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.

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19 - "There are parts of me that will never be completely healed." (feat. Kay Warren)

It's National Suicide Prevention Day, so we're releasing this episode on Sunday. Also: holy cow. We talk with Kay Warren, and it's phenomenal. She shares a lot of her story with us including molestation, trauma, losing a son to suicide, working in ministry, and more. You (seriously) don't want to skip this one.

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