Chris Cole's latest update for The Body of Chris

Nov 28, 2016

Happy Holidays! I want to extend a hearty thank you for your support. Over the last few months, I’ve continued to receive messages of how The Body of Chris has affected families with a wide range of mental health difficulties. None of this would be possible without you, and I never forget it.

Inkshares is currently running a promotion of 50% OFF selected books through December 16th, which means The Body of Chris is on sale for $8 (paperback) and $4.99 (ebook)--tough to beat! This time of year reminds me of child-like wonder, and it’s been touching to hear my boys sing Christmas carols they’re learning for their preschool play. The season can also bring up a lot of difficulty for those living with some of the issues presented in my book. If you know someone who may benefit from reading about my journey, I hope you’ll pass this email along to them. There is profound healing in simply feeling less alone.

Speaking of my boys, the International Bipolar Foundation recently asked me to write something on parenthood with bipolar disorder, and this is what I came up with:

"I remember poignant moments of deep connection and longing that marked those early days of fatherhood. At the time, I was unwilling to accept treatment for what I considered to be a sensitive, spiritual disposition unmet by the profane existence of modern society. My son was colicky, needing an extraordinary amount of devotion just to fall asleep. I would sing him songs, rock him for what seemed like hours, and then be trapped by his delicate body asleep on my chest. My arm would go numb as I drifted in and out of sleep myself. I would stare at his face, the promise of a life yet unmarred by suffering, and tears would stream down my cheeks. I felt a love fuller than I had ever known. In these fleeting moments, I became willing to commit to whatever treatment necessary for my ability to be present in his life." (read the full article here:

I hope you all have a wonderful close to 2016; wishing you the best year yet for 2017!