Matthew Stanford

Matthew Stanford

Matthew S. Stanford (Ph.D., Baylor University) is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute in Houston, Texas, and adjunct professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Methodist Hospital Institute for Academic Medicine. A fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, he is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles in psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience. His research on the interplay between psychology and issues of faith has been featured in such national publications as The New York TimesUSA Today, and Christianity Today, as well as many news websites including Fox, MSNBC, Yahoo, and US News & World Report. Dr. Stanford is the author of three books, Grace for the AfflictedThe Biology of Sin, and Grace for the Children.

Focus on the Family Broadcast

Helping Those Suffering From Mental Illness

Dr. Matthew Stanford offers a compassionate look at mental illness, which affects one in five teens and adults in the United States. He discusses the need for overcoming the stigma of reaching out for help and encourages the church community to offer hope and healing for families with loved ones suffering with mental health issues.