May 29, 2017
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and here on the Link of the Day blog we are featuring relevant content.
Monica Coleman is an elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the author of the book, Bipolar Faith. In her book she discusses her “journey from trauma to joyousness.”
Today we are sharing a link to Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn’s interview with Coleman, posted on the Los Angeles Review of Books website.
“I had this friend who said, ‘There’s no fear.’ That I couldn’t be afraid when I wrote. And also, most of my family, we’ve worked these things out. There’s been therapy and conversation and healing, and I really did try to present as whole a picture as I could. These are things that they did that were not helpful, were hurtful and terrifying, and then there were really great things that emerged from it, too. But this is where they came from, and everybody’s trying to do better than they got.”
Posted by Lē Weaver.