May is mental health awareness month and joining this episode of the Rooted Youth Ministry Podcast is Scott Box, author of the new book Heroic Disgrace. Scott openly shares about his bipolar diagnosis and how it has led him to dependence on and desperation for Jesus. He also shares his experiences as a ministry leader who once wrestled with feeling the need to be “put together” all the time, and how an embrace of his own humanity has freed him to enjoy friendship with Jesus in a fresh way. Finally, Scott gives advice on how youth ministers can tend to their own mental health situations while caring for the minds and spirits of students. We hope you are blessed by this episode of The Rooted Youth Ministry Podcast!
To learn more about Scott’s ministry, and to purchase a copy of Heroic Disgrace, visit https://heroicdisgrace.com/
Dealing With the Shame of Depression by Clark Fobes
Where Will Weary Teenagers Find Rest, If Not at Youth Group? by Cameron Cole
Parenting A Child With Major Depressive Disorder by Ingram Link
The Hide & Seek of Coping Mechanisms by Liz Edrington
Mental Health and Generation Z by Dallas Theological Seminary