NOT ALONE on Seat Syllabus

Honored to see that my book NOT ALONE: REFLECTIONS ON FAITH AND DEPRESSION is mentioned in #SeatSyllabus from women of color under age 30.  Based on the “Seat the Table” album by Solange, Seat Syllabus is curated by Candice Benbow, Elle Magazine and Melissa Harris-Perry and the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University . Thank you … More…


Bipolar Faith on Los Angeles Review of Books Radio

So honored to be in conversation with Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn with Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB) about #BipolarFaith. We had a lively conversation on a lot of the things that didn’t make it into the book and why there’s so much music in the book. Shouts out to my writing inspirations and the AME … More…


Bipolar Faith Receives 2017 Silver Illumination Book Award

Honored that BIPOLAR FAITH has received a 2017 Silver Illumination Book Award in the Biography/ Memoir category for the year’s best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview. The awards are designed to honor and bring increased recognition to the year’s best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview. This year’s … More…


Religion Dispatches Interview on Bipolar Faith

“History and culture and race and family and genetics and trauma and fear all factor into what cause mental health challenges. Class, education and privilege may make a difference with accessing healthcare, but they don’t protect one from the angst of these conditions.” Interview with Religion Dispatches of University of Southern California about Bipolar Faith. … More…


Sojourners Magazine, Bipolar Faith and World Mental Health Day

“Too blessed to be stressed” is one of the phrases that I think the church should erase from its vocabulary “What I like is that in the stories of Jesus healing people, there are other people around. These aren’t private sessions; it’s very much a communal act. Mental health is a public health issue.” Talking … More…


Faith and Depression at Christianity 21 Phoenix #C21PHX

  I had a great time speaking at Christianity 21 on January 22, 2015.  Christianity 21 discusses ways to live a better faith through 21 big ideas presented by 21 voices in 21 minutes each.  It was an amazing experience where I talked about how Christianity does and does not address the experiences of those who … More…


Interview with Dr. Wizdom Powell Hammond

This Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, I’m interviewing Wizdom Powell Hammond, Assistant Professor of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  I met Wizdom Powell years ago at a conference. We quickly realized that we had several friends in common, and we starting chatting about work in … More…


4 Black Church Resources That Can Help People Living with Depression

Most churches could do a lot more to support people who live with mental illnesses. Many Christian teachings link health, wealth and faith in ways that can make anyone having a bad day feel like God has abandoned them. This feels all the more injurious to someone living with a mental-health challenge. This becomes particularly … More…


Life Support

As I came to accept that depression would be a part of life, I started to read about strategies for living successfully with depression. I connected with various advocacy organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), Mental Health America (MHA).  I read the latest data and research – … More…


Virtual Book Tour with NOT ALONE

I’m going on Tour! A virtual book tour that is! Come join me as I stop by the following blogs talking about my book Not Alone, faith and depression. All before Ash Wednesday – to get ready for Lent and reading through Not Alone.         Thursday, February 27, 2014 Rhetoric, Race and … More…


Book Monica A. Coleman to speak at your event.

Monica speaks with heart and vulnerability as she discusses some of the most challenging issues of our day. She speaks out on issues that churches and society often keep silent: mental health, sexual and domestic violence and religious diversity. In the pulpit, she offers a refreshing view of how scripture leads us to community and social action. In academic lectures, she blends her knowledge of religion, cultural studies and literature with social issues to offer new visions of faith. In every setting, she shows audiences how our faith can free us to be more and more of who and how God calls us to be.

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Book Monica A. Coleman to speak at your event.

Monica speaks with heart and vulnerability as she discusses some of the most challenging issues of our day. She speaks out on issues that churches and society often keep silent: mental health, sexual and domestic violence and religious diversity. In the pulpit, she offers a refreshing view of how scripture leads us to community and social action. In academic lectures, she blends her knowledge of religion, cultural studies and literature with social issues to offer new visions of faith. In every setting, she shows audiences how our faith can free us to be more and more of who and how God calls us to be.

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