Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman's Journey with Depression and by Monica A. Coleman

By Monica A. Coleman

Monica A. Coleman’s great-grandfather requested his younger sons to boost him up and pull out the chair whilst he hanged himself, and that noose stayed within the kin shed for years. The rope used to be the violent tool, however it was once psychological soreness that killed him. Now, in gripping model, Coleman examines the ways in which the legacies of slavery, struggle, sharecropping, poverty, and alcoholism masks a kinfolk heritage of psychological sickness. those self same forces observed her into the black non secular traditions and Christian ministry. all of the whereas, she wrestled along with her personal bipolar disorder.

Bipolar religion is either a non secular autobiography and a memoir of psychological ailment. during this robust publication, Monica Coleman stocks her life-long dance with trauma, melancholy, and the specter of loss of life. mentioning serendipitous encounters with black intellectuals like Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Angela Davis, and Renita Weems, Coleman deals a unprecedented account of ways the modulated highs of bipolar II can result in specialist good fortune, whereas hiding a melancholy that even her medical professionals hardly believed. in simple terms as she was once in a position to face her ailment used to be she in a position to reside faithfully with bipolar.

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