Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman's Journey with Depression & Faith

by Monica A. Coleman. Fortress Press, 2016.

Based off the author's experience living with depression and bipolar disorder, her story illustrates how hurtful and even dangerous uninformed assumptions about people with mood disorders are.


living with depression and bipolar disorder, healing and recovery

Best For

clergy and caregivers


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Be inspired by the story of a woman who persevered through trauma, rape, severe illnesses, multiple losses, and suicidal ideation.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the impact of trauma and mental illness by sharing this resource with clergy and caregivers.

About the Contributor

Carole Wills

Carole Wills is a retired church musician and volunteer for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She was a mental health advocate, educator, community organizer, and affiliate leader at the national, state and local levels. Her NAMI FaithNet work focused on equipping faith communities and faith leaders to welcome, support and include people living with serious mental health conditions.

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