Mental Health and Faith

Mental Health and Faith

Caroline S. Cooper is a peer specialist in mental health, an author, and a speaker. She also has a master’s in Bible and Theology. The podcast includes interviews with mental health professionals, individuals living with mental illness, pastors, Christian counselors, and more. Caroline will also post some episodes in a conversational/teaching format on topics such as mental illnesses, wellness tools, and the spiritual aspect of recovery.

Episodes

May 19, 2024 18 mins
Self-care = taking care of self! Sounds easy, right? Unfortunately, many people are over-committed, have too many activities on the calendar, and prioritize their careers over their well-being. But taking time out everyday for yourself is essential for holistic health. Mindfulness You can find free resources on mindfulness on the following websites] Focus on the Family - Mindfulness: A Christian Approach: https://www.focusonthef...
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Let's have an honest conversation. My husband lost his job last year and at one point we thought we'd lose our house. Some close relatives have experienced significant health issues. I didn't receive the promotion that I thought was guaranteed. I had a disagreement with a friend that has broken our relationship. My new insurance company doesn't want to cover the new, expensive medication that has changed my life. And, as a mom and ...
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Recovery for life Caroline's guest, Scott Hartman, is a man who knows how hard life can be. After being raped as a child, he turned to alcohol and drugs to cope with this unresolved pain. For many years, he hid his addictions until they overwhelmed his life. That's when he began the recovery journey. Scott is now 7 years clean and has an amazing testimony of how he has overcome--and continues to persevere--through the power of God....
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February 22, 2024 17 mins
lOVE THE OTHERS AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF It is sometimes easier to love others than it is to love ourselves. But God tells us that we are to love others AS we love ourselves! In this episode Caroline share 3 ways to love others and 6 ways to love yourself. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO THE MENTAL HEALTH AND FAITH: A CLOSER LOOK PODCAST. Join the conversation! Caroline S. Cooper (Owner of In God's Corner Ministry) is a writer, speaker, an...
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February 11, 2024 27 mins
Love for the Lonely Many people celebrate love for the entire month of February with Valentine's Day right in middle. But not everyone enjoys February 14 or thinking about romantic love. Caroline's guest, Cindy Hixson is one of them. At least she used to be. In this episode, Cindy shares her inspirational and emotional story of learning to accept God's love and love herself. Episode take-away: God is our fortress At the end of the ...
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Today's episode is an interview with Alex Dumas, an executive coach and keynote speaker who shares his wisdom from the coaching world. He also invites listeners to join him for a book study related to being your best. Although this is not a Christian study, it will have many applications for Christians who desire to be there best for the Lord. Alex wants people to know that, “You were born to live life in ABUNDANCE. You are the ma...
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February 4, 2024 21 mins
New Heavens and a New Earth The fourth and final episode in the All Things New series looks at three passages in Scripture -- the only three passages -- that use the phrase "new heavens and new earth." Isaiah 65:17-19 God speaks to his people through the prophet Isaiah to give them a glimmer of hope in the midst of being judged by God for disobedience. He promises to create a new heavens and a new earth, a place where he will dwell...
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January 25, 2024 24 mins
The New Covenant When the people of Israel were rescued from slavery in Egypt by the Lord, He established a covenant with them that would be impossible to keep. In His perfect timing, God revealed the New Covenant to take its place. Caroline reads from Exodus, Jeremiah, and Luke in this episode comparing the first conditional covenant with the unconditional eternal covenant. Below is a 10-point comparison between the old and the ne...
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January 17, 2024 26 mins
A New Creation As we seek to grow in our spiritual lives, we have hope, joy, and peace. We will realize we God has a purpose for us in life. When we grow in our spiritual lives, we will improve our mental health as well.In the second episode on January's "All Things New" series, Caroline teaches from two passages in two letters from Paul about how we become can become a New Creation.  These are the only two verses in the whole of S...
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January 10, 2024 24 mins
All Things New A New Life What does having new life have to due with mental health? Our spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental health are all connected. It is my hope that as we explore the idea of having new life that we will experience hope, joy, and peace. When we experience these positive outlooks and feelings, our mental health improves. We're able to cope with and respond to mental health challenges with patience and pers...
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December 5, 2023 21 mins
Body, mind, and soul Kristin says, "I started my practice to help other women who were fed up with chronic dieting, and ready to focus on improving their health. Better health has the happy side effect of weight loss." Better health also has the side-effect of better mental health. In this episode, Kristin shares some of her thoughts about being intentional with your thoughts and feelings as a way to improve your overall health in ...
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October 17, 2023 20 mins
Recognizing Victory In this final episode of a three-part series, Caroline concludes sharing the Cycle of Recovery. In reflecting on her recovery journey, Caroline recognized the need to find hope, experience transformation, and recognize victory. Listen as she recaps the entire cycle with an emphasis on victory. The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But victory belongs to the Lord. (Proverbs 21,31, NASB) How do we recogniz...
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October 3, 2023 21 mins
This episode is a replay of Episode 18 – The Cycle of Recovery (Part 2) – Transformation, originally published in April 2023. Experience Transformation In this second episode of a three-part series, Caroline continues sharing the Cycle of Recovery. In reflecting on her recovery journey, Caroline recognized the need to find hope, experience transformation, and recognize victory. Today, she shares her insights on transformation. And ...
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September 27, 2023 26 mins
This episode is a replay of Episode 18 – The Cycle of Recovery (Part 1) – Hope, originally published in April 2023. Find Hope In this first episode of a three-part series, Caroline introduces the Cycle of Recovery. In reflecting on her recovery journey, Caroline recognized the need to find hope, experience transformation, and recognize victory. Today, she shares her insights on recovery and hope. For I know the plans I have for yo...
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September 22, 2023 24 mins
Caroline’s guest this week is Patricia Plumb, an educator, counselor, leadership consultant, and author. She has worn many hats but her focus these days is with The Shepherd’s Touch Ministry, a ministry she founded in 2018. On today’s episode, Patricia shares a couple of stories that reveal keys to effective and caring communication. She also shares about her new book, “God’s Handwriting: A Journey of One Simple Life and a Great Go...
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September 12, 2023 22 mins
Call/text 988, the U.S. National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, if you are in a crisis. Suicide is a serious problem in the United States and around the world. It is the 12th leading cause of death in the U.S. and 1 in nearly every 100 global deaths is a result of suicide. (multiple sources) See below for mental health resources. For suicide prevention information, you can contact any of these organizations. Another great resource is ...
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September 5, 2023 27 mins
September is suicide prevention month. If you are in a crisis, please call or text 988, the U.S. national suicide and crisis lifeline. Or, visit 988lifeline.org and start a live chat. This episode features a conversation with retired pastor and author Oscar Destruge. He courageously shares his story of loss and despair that nearly led him to take his own life. Oscar offers suggestions to encourage listeners to remember that God l...
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Marsha Morgan – Resilience Builders Marsha Morgan has a passion for providing care for people who have experienced trauma, live with a mental illness, or struggle with substance use disorders. When she retired after a long, successful career as a mental health professional, she turned her passion and compassion into a consulting firm, Resilience Builders. Here’s what she says on her website. “In 2009, after working in the mental he...
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The Many Talents of Jermine Alberty Rev. Jermine (pronounced Jer-Mane) Alberty is an author, podcast host, faith leader, national trainer with the Mental Health First Aid organization, and consultant. Throughout his 25 years in numerous industries, he has served in both faith-based and secular capacities, including non-profits, faith communities, government, mental health, and academia. In this interview, Jermine shares informatio...
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Brittney Moses is a mental health advocate and content creator with over 50K followers on Instagram and over 2,500 subscribers to her YouTube Channel. She also is a student, wife, mother, and woman of God with a calling to bring awareness to a variety of issues related to mental wellness. In this interview, Caroline talks with Brittney about her work with NAMI, the importance of recognizing cultural effects on mental health, and ot...
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