Tonight on the Write Stuff — More than the Madness with John Kaniecki

There is MORE than the MADNESS

This book gives readers a glimpse into the life of someone living with bipolar disorder. It’s not a clinical book filled with facts and figures, but a book of humanity.

Spanning childhood to early adult, through stories of abuse, being bullied, experimentation with drugs and alcohol, inpatient stays on psych wards, a night in jail, his college days in the fraternity, hitchhiking across America, and his time in a third world country, John gives the reader a personal and up-close look into his life as a manic depressive. The stories are sad, shocking, and at times funny as he shares his antics while at his most manic and delusional.

Throughout his journey, John also struggles with his faith in God. More than the Madness is a testament of one man’s journey to grow closer to God while gaining a better understanding of himself.

John wrote his story to help educate others on mental illness and remove some of the stigma associated with it. It is his hope that readers will get to know the person behind the diagnosis; take away the labels and meet someone’s son, friend, and husband. See that there is More Than the Madness.

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John Kaniecki was born in Brooklyn, New York. Though having no memories of life there, John is proud to be called a Native New Yorker. John was raised in Pequanock Township, New Jersey. At age twenty John was baptized and became a member of the Church of Christ. Presently John resides in Montclair, NJ and lives with his wife of over ten years Sylvia.

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Empowering Men with Mental Illness — The Parker J Cole Show

Parker J Cole BannerLast month, we focused on women’s empowerment in different areas of life — from purity, to boundary settings, Biblical studies, and in the midst of illness. This month, we will be focusing on men’s empowerment in different areas. So join me for a series of discussions to empower men.

On this episode of the Parker J Cole, we’ll be empwering men who suffer from mental illness. The number of cases of people who have mental illness of some sort has increased over the past years. Men who have mental illness may feel pressured to keep that aspect of themsleves private, not take needed medication, or may have problems with understanding how to control the illness instead of letting it control them. We’ll be answering all of those questions and scenarios with my guest co host and contributor John Kaniecki, author, pastor, and activist who has biopolar disorder.

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Tonight on the Write Stuff — Murmurings of a Mad Man with John Kaniecki **UPDATED TIME AND LINK**

Write StuffFor this edition of the Write Stuff, I have the pleasure of showcasing John Kaniecki, author and poet.

John lives with the reality of bi polar mental illness. This condition has had a great impact on John’s life and his walk with God. The ailment began when John was twenty years old and continues to this day. With proper medication John functions fine. However it was a great cross to bear initially. An overwhelming one. Now twenty eight years later reflecting back John can appreciate the lessons learned from the struggles.

The book, “Murmurings of a Mad Man” are poems that are reflections from a time when John was committed to Graystone Psychiatric Hospital. At that time many who should have been sources of support simply vanished. Alone in Dorm Sixty Two, John came to grips with the serious of the problem. This came with the full realization that only God can solve our greatest problem

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ABOUT THE BOOK

MadmanMurmurings of a Madman is a psychological and spiritual exploration of mental illness from the point of view of the mentally ill person. With appearances by Woody Guthrie, Joe Hill, and Crazy Horse as the poet’s ego, super ego, and id, this poignant collection of poetry will astound, confound, and show the light of hope that can penetrate any situation…the light that only comes from hope in Jesus Christ

Tonight on the Write Stuff ***REBROADCAST*** Godly Women and Mental Illness with Barbara Rupp

***REBROADCAST***

Mental illness and Christianity have been at odds with each other for a number of years. For a long while, it was thought that any sign mental illness or cognitive impairment was a result of demonic possession. Later, those who suffered from these disorders were locked up in an institution away from the embarrassment of the family. Further still, as our medical knowledge grew, our diagnostic abilities have expanded our understanding of how the mind works.  And yet, even today, the topic of mental illness is still a taboo subject.

For Christians who suffer from some type of mental illness or disorder, it may hit a double impact.   For the godly woman who is torn between her faith and her health problem, she may be having a hard time with reconciling the condition of her soul with the condition of her mental health.

Do godly women and mental illness go hand in hand? Are they compatible with each other? Can a woman of faith still suffer from bipolar depression or anxiety attacks? Is her faith dependent on her mental state?

We’ll be talking about this and more with our guest Barbara Rupp, author of The Woman at the Well Bible Study guide. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/7910823  Tune in!

Tonight on the Write Stuff…Godly Women and Mental Illness

Mental illness and Christianity have been at odds with each other for a number of years. For a long while, it was thought that any sign mental illness or cognitive impairment was a result of demonic possession. Later, those who suffered from these disorders were locked up in an institution away from the embarrassment of the family. Further still, as our medical knowledge grew, our diagnostic abilities have expanded our understanding of how the mind works. And yet, even today, the topic of mental illness is still a taboo subject.

For Christians who suffer from some type of mental illness or disorder, it may hit a double impact. For the godly woman who is torn between her faith and her health problem, she may be having a hard time with reconciling the condition of her soul with the condition of her mental health.

Do godly women and mental illness go hand in hand? Are they compatible with each other? Can a woman of faith still suffer from bipolar depression or anxiety attacks? Is her faith dependent on her mental state?

We’ll be talking about this and more with our guest Barbara Rupp, author of The Woman at the Well Bible Study guide. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/7625919 Tune in!

51wuHcGWNuL._UX250_Barbara Tennell Rupp teaches women who suffer with mental and emotional problems how to transform their negative thoughts, so they can make positive choices, have meaningful relationships, and experience inner peace, regardless of their circumstances.

Barbara was born in San Antonio, Texas, grew up in the Bay Area in Northern California. As a child, she enjoyed the freedom of expression her ballet and tap lessons, drawing, coloring, and daydreaming offered. As a teen, she spent many happy hours creating dress patterns, designing, and making her own clothes, winning Outstanding Designer from San Francisco School of Fashion Design. She also won the coveted title of Miss Bronze Northern California, and Miss Bronze California. Barbara founded Women at the Well Ministries in 1995, encouraging and teaching women how to be overcomers practically, while struggling with mental and emotional problems. She has served in women’s ministry in many capacities, including writing and teaching women’s Bible studies, opening her home to homeless women and children, volunteering at a girl’s home (who were wards of the state), crisis pregnancy centers, crisis intervention hotline, battered women’s shelters, rape crisis hotline and advocate, and holding Bible studies at different shelters