I’m Rusty Ford and I’d like to introduce you to Fresh Hope.
Fresh Hope is a support group for those who suffer depression, bipolar, and other mental health and mood disorders. We are the only peer-to-peer support group in the Auburn, Sumner, and Puyallup area.
We meet on Tuesday evenings ~ 7pm at River Foursquare Church 325 E. Main Street Auburn, WA 98002
The Purpose of Fresh Hope...
To empower those with mental health challenges and their loved ones to live a full, rich, and faith-filled life in spite of having a mental health diagnosis.
Type of Support Group...
Fresh Hope is a mutual-help, peer-to-peer support group in which members encourage one another as equals under the guidance of a facilitator. The meeting format includes both a large and small group experience, where members can share as little or as much of their "journey" as they desire.
Fresh Hope is not intended to replace professional treatment such as therapy or prescribed medications when needed. Rather, Fresh Hope serves as a supplemental support and information system so that members and those who love them might develop tools to help them manage their illness on a daily basis in order to live with dignity and hope in Christ.
Proven Track Record...
Fresh Hope has a proven track record as an effective approach to mental health recovery from a true Christian perspective:
- 96% of the weekly participants attribute their participation as the reason they now feel more hopeful than prior to their participation in Fresh Hope.
- 92% of those who have attended other mental health support groups say that Fresh Hope has been more positive and helpful in their recovery than any previous groups. ¨
- 86% of those who were suicidal prior to coming to Fresh Hope report that they have not been suicidal since participating.
- 71% have had no hospital stays (outpatient or inpatient) since.