May is mental health awareness month and we have pulled together 6 past episodes and resources that our guests have shared with me on the show. Their honesty and sharing of their stories have been helpful to me in learning to be present in the lives of those impacted with mental health illness.

While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. Especially in our current season of COVID-19 and sheltering at home, many of us are experiencing situational anxieties, depression, and panic. And most people are starting to check out the full list of hemp flower here and using it to treat their different conditions, such as, depression, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, insomnia, loss of appetite and other conditions like cancer.

We want to help break the stigma and awkwardness around discussions about mental health. This is why we think it is important to keep talking about it, continue to learn about tools that help with coping and let us all be reminded that God is active in caring about mental health.

So many of us have bought into the lie that our struggle with mental health is private and can’t be shared because of what people might think about us. I remember my first struggle with anxiety and even wrote about it HERE. I was so scared and afraid of what women in my church would think of me, what my husband would think of me, what my doctor would think about me. I’m so thankful for the ways that God has shown me over the years that He too cares about my mental health, and so do my friends and family.

We have had many guests over the past 6 years share amazing stories with us, and we pulled six from 2019 that we think you should listen to if you haven’t. Each of them discusses different aspects of mental health. We are proud to have their stories here for you to listen to!

Podcast episodes to listen to this month!

1. Alia Joy

2. Lauren Eberspacher

3. Becca Matimba

4. Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

5. Jasmine Star 

6. Rebekah Lyons

7. Sally Clarkson

8. Allie Casazza

9. Caitlin Crosby

10. Mandisa

11. Hannah Brencher

12. Aaron Ivey

13. Kayla Stoecklein

14. Jamie Grace

15. Sissy Goff

Alia Joy’s book: Glorious Weakness

Dr. Sandra Dalton-Smith’s book: Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity

Rebekah’s book: Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose book

Lauren’s book: Midnight Lullabies: Moments of Peace for Moms

Your Story Matters virtual bible study

Bessel Van der Kolk MD's book: The Body Keeps The Score

Kayla Stoecklein: Fear Gone Wild

Sissy Goff: Raising Worry-Free Girls

Hannah Brencher: Fighting Forward

Caitlin Crosby: You Are The Key

Jamie Grace: Finding Quiet


Jamie Ivey