Mental Health Awareness Month (with Scott Box)

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!

Show Notes: 
To learn more about Scott’s ministry, and to purchase a copy of Heroic Disgrace, visit

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

Student Series: What Students Need from You During Seasons of Mental Illness by Emily Jenkins

The Hide & Seek of Coping Mechanisms by Liz Edrington

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there’s a likely culprit by Jean Twenge

Mental Health and Generation Z by Dallas Theological Seminary