Episode 16 – Waking Up with Chris Cole

Author and Mental Health Podcast Host of “Waking Up Bipolar”, Chris Cole, walks us through his vision of a more person-centered, holistic, compassionate mental healthcare system.  Chris re-appropriates language to describe mental illness. For example, he describes his personal journey with “bipolar order”. His podcast focuses on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening.

Chris’s podcast, blog, and Cole Coaching website is www.colecoaching.com.  There are multiple references in the episode to his blog post Re-appropriating Bipolar Beyond Pathology.

Some of the topics covered in the show include:

What is his life experience with “Bipolar Order”?

How can the mental healthcare system care for individuals suffering with severe mental illness?

Who are some of the best coaches in his life?

What does healing mean to you?


Chris Cole’s book: The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness

Podcast Facebook Page: Waking Up Bipolar (with video editions of his podcast)

Tony and Eric will be key note speakers at Best Practices for Ministry: Heartland 2018. If you live near Columbus, IN please consider joining us on Wednesday, October 10 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

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Bob Mills, President and CEO of Minds Renewed

About the Author
Co-creator of Revealing Voices and resident spiritual poet for the podcast, Eric advocates for the development of better mental health through art and environmental stewardship.