Mom Struggling Well
Mom Struggling Well
Emily, Rebecca, Kate
#242: Grace for the Children with Matt Stanford
46 minutes Posted Jun 15, 2020 at 3:00 am.
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Are you watching your adolescent struggle with mental health? Are you ever torn between faith and your own mental health recovery? Matt Stanford works right at that intersection. He reminds those of us who have adolescents dealing with mental and emotional health issues to check our preconceived notions at the door. Forgetting where they should be and helping them recover gracefully.

Matthew S. Stanford (PhD, Baylor University) is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute in Houston, Texas, and adjunct professor of psychiatry at Baylor College. A Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, he is the author of several books including Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness and Grace for the Children: Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental Illness.

WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:
  • the church’s response to assisting with mental health issues

  • over-spiritualizing mental health

  • identifying when your child needs outside help

  • steps to getting an accurate diagnosis

  • encouragement for moms who have received a hard diagnosis

  • removing the stigma of a mental health diagnosis

  • how to talk to your child about their diagnosis

  • good mental health practices while sheltering in place

LINKS MENTIONED:

Between the World and MeWhite FragilityGrace for the ChildrenGrace for the Afflicted

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