Episode 6 – Suicide Prevention with Kirsti Millar



Kirsti Millar will be a keynote speaker at our upcoming suicide prevention conference. To find out more and to register for the conference, please visit our website here.

Kirsti is the Suicide Prevention Liaison at ReDiscover where she coordinates the Show Me Zero Youth Suicide Grant which serves clients ages 10-24 and the Show Me Zero Suicide Grant working with adults aged 25 and up.  She has dynamic experience in crisis work and has utilized her creativity in program expansion and client engagement at ReDiscover for three years.  She has seven years in the field working with both adults and youth alike in therapeutic, case management and crisis like settings. She completed her Master’s in Counseling from Missouri State University


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Episode 5 – Biblical Counseling



Dr. James Clark, retired pastor and past president of Calvary Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, shares the definition of biblical counseling and this Christ-centered approach to healing. Join Caroline and Jane as they listen to Dr. Clark’s perspective on how the church can take a leading role in helping those in need of assistance for a variety of life’s challenges. (Note: There are many forms of therapy and it is important for individuals to find the format that works best for their recovery.)


Episode 4 – Schizoaffective Disorder & Support Groups



Join Caroline Cooper and Jane Alexander as they interview Debbie Pappas, Ph.D (Community Psychology). The first part of the interview will focus on schizoaffective disorder. After a break for a “mental health minute,” they discuss the importance of support groups.


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Episode 3-A Pastor’s Perspective



Pastor Rick Friesen joins Caroline Cooper and Jane Alexander as they discuss the current state of mental health related to the church. Listen to a pastor’s perspective on how the church is being successful, and has room to improve, when considering how the church addresses mental illness.


Episode 2-Mental Health Resources



Today’s guest is Susan Crain Lewis, CEO of Mental Health America of the Heartland, a branch of the national Mental Health America (MHA) organization. Listen as Caroline Cooper and Jane Alexander talk to Sue about mental health and resources available for education and support.


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Episode 1-Mental Health and Faith



Caroline Cooper, ministry founder and executive director, interviews mental health professional, Terri Cooley Bennett. Terri is an LCSW and MSW with over 30 years of experience. They discuss the current state of mental health in our country and how faith is an important, and essential, part of the healing process.


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Podcast Rollout February 19, 2019



Mental Health and Faith: A Closer Look

In less than a month, we will be rolling out our interview-format podcast. Please join us! On February 19, we will publish our first three episodes.

  1. Episode 1: Mental Health and Faith – interview with Terri Cooley Bennett, LCSW, LSCSW. She is an outreach supervisor for the homeless program at Swope Behavioral Health. Terri previously owned a Christian counseling business.
  2. Episode 2: Mental Health America – interview with Sue Lewis, CEO of Mental Health America of the Heartland (MHAH). She has over 20 years’ experience in serving people in need of mental health support.
  3. Episode 3: A Pastor’s Perspective – interview with Pastor Rick Friesen. He shares his perception of mental health in the church.

Future podcasts will feature conversations with the following: a past seminary president and Biblical counselor; the manager over an employment services group devoted to finding jobs for people with disabilities; a mental health consumer who shares what it’s like to live with a mental illness.

Join the discussion by leaving comments! The podcast will be published on multiple media sites and a link will be provided on our website and social media pages. Let’s learn more about mental health together.

Caroline S. Cooper, Founder/Director of In God’s Corner Ministry