Hell on Earth, Faith, and Science with Jared Diehl

Hope Out of the Darkness

28-09-2021 • 1 hr 1 min

Jared Diehl is the host of the Louder Now podcast and this week he joins Shell to have the important conversation about mental health and faith. Jared talks about his upbringing with a supportive mother, an abusive father, a life shaped by faith, and how all of that impacted his mental health. He talks plainly about his experience with bipolar disorder, the struggle to find the right balance of medications and when it was appropriate to have faith in medical science as well as religion.

If you are in crisis or know someone who is...please call:

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About Jared:

Jared is almost 36 years old and lives in La Verne, California. He is a regular patient at Tri-City Mental Health services and gives back to the community by sharing his testimony and struggles with mental illness. He participates in a program called Courageous Minds. Jared also works with the National Alliance of Mental Illness sharing his story with In Our Own Voice and Ending the Silence. He also hosts his own podcast called Louder Now. Jared also likes to write poetry, play hockey, run, watch movies, and make videos related to helping people with their mental health. He also loves his church in downtown Pomona and serves regularly. He is also in the process of developing a mental health support group for his church community.


  • Jared shares his childhood experiences
  • What sleep can tell you about your mental health status
  • Hospitalization, medicine, doctors: what worked and what didn't
  • Being afraid of going to hell, while living through hell
  • Healing isn't immediate
  • Faith and medicine don't have to be in opposition
  • Shell's personal experience with faith and mental health
  • Is suicide a sin? What do you do when your church makes you feel bad about a family member's suicide?
  • The complicated relationship between body chemistry, experiences, and mental health
  • Your bravery will have a positive impact on others
  • It's impossible to stay in the same place forever. You will get through it.


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Connect with our guest, Jared Diehl:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jared-diehl-b78b0b11b/

The Louder Now Podcast: https://www.podpage.com/jared-diehl-the-louder-now-podcast/

The Beginning Again on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rLJ8CDKW10

Council on Aging OC https://www.coasc.org

Children’s Hospital of Orange County https://www.choc.org/mental-health/

Hoag Hospital https://www.hoag.org/about-hoag/community-benefit/hoag-programs/mental-health-services/

University of California, Irvine https://counseling.uci.edu/services/

Let’s Stop Suicide. Mental Health for All. Suicide Prevention. Suicide Support.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Orange County, CA: https://afsp.org/chapter/orange-county

Become a Volunteer https://afsp.org/chapter/orange-county#volunteer

Advocacy https://afsp.org/become-a-suicide-prevention-public-policy-advocate

National Alliance on Mental Health https://nami.org/Support-Education

DiDi Hirsch Mental Health Services (LA & OC) https://didihirsch.org

Connect with Hope Out of the Darkness:


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