Caroline Cooper

Caroline S. Cooper is a freelance writer, speaker, and podcast/YouTube host whose ministry name is Mental Health Connect. Her mission is to offer encouragement for life in a complicated world. Caroline’s workbook, In This Corner: Battling Trauma and Mental Illness from Inside the Ring, as well as her other writings, are available on Amazon. For more information, please visit Caroline’s website:

A couple sits next to each other on a couch, holding each other's hands tenderly in a marriage challenged by mental illness.

Hope for a Marriage Challenged by Mental Illness

Nearly 50 million Americans are affected by mental illness. Navigating mental health conditions and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a confusing and draining experience for spouses. But this does not mean the end of your marriage — there is hope for your marriage even if it is riddled with mental illness.

teaching children biblical prayer

Teach Your Children to Pray Like Hannah

“I know I should teach my children to pray, but I have trouble making time for prayer myself, and does God really listen to me?”

silhouette of woman helping a man up a mountain. This is symbolic of hope in marriage through mental illness.

Hope for a Marriage Challenged by Mental Illness

For years, I thought I could handle my bipolar disorder. When I began the intensive therapy necessary for improved mental health, I discovered I had to prioritize my needs before I could be the wife and mother God desired me to be.