Caroline S Cooper believes that conversations and education on mental health and faith are essential for our society and, specifically, for Christians. Why? Statistics reveal that one in five people live with a mental illness (nami.org
). And many people turn to clergy for help first, even before mental health professionals (multiple sources). Caroline is one of those people. She lives with bipolar depression and believes God healed her of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through intensive therapy and the power of God. Now, Caroline is a certified peer specialist in mental health, an author, and a speaker, recently joining the RESPECT Institute with the Missouri Mental Health Foundation.
This podcast will be presented in varied formats. Many episodes will be interviews with individuals ranging from people living with mental illness to therapists, pastors, and individuals who work for mental health organizations. Topics will include mental illnesses, the spiritual aspect of recovery, the work of the church, and biblical counseling. Other episodes will be teaching topics related to mental health and faith presented by Caroline or a guest host. Because of God’s renewing and redemptive work in her life, Caroline's mission and desire for this podcast is to offer encouragement for life in a complicated world. This is accomplished by emphasizing the hope, transformation, and victory we have in Jesus Christ, Our Lord.