A Baylor University study finds that only half of youth ministers are trained to deal with depressed youth — and even fewer say they feel qualified to do so.

Published in Ministry
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 13:08

Responding with love to mental illness

A new partnership will help churches reduce stigma and provide help and healing.

Published in Commentaries

Curtis Ramsey-Lucas begins Nov. 4 as head of a faith outreach arm of the American Association of People with Disabilities. The job is part time, and he will continue to work for the domestic mission agency of the American Baptist Churches USA.

Published in Organizations

Most counseling classes offered focus on premarital and couples issues, family concerns or dealing with grief.

Published in Theology

A Baylor University sociologist finds that prayer is more effective in easing anxiety when the pray-er believes in a loving, dependable God.

Published in Faith
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:58

Robin Williams and the church

How can we create a hospitable culture for those in anguish?

Published in Commentaries

Baptists have participated with mental health leaders to foster a dialogue between psychiatrists and clergy on the medical and spiritual dimensions of mental health care.

Published in Social Issues

Pastors and therapists say Christians must come to see mental illness for what it is — simply an illness — in order to be the hands and feet of Christ for those who suffer from it.

Published in Social Issues

Curtis Ramsey-Lucas says police are increasingly first responders to people with mental health conditions in crisis and that inadequate training too often leads to tragedy.

Published in Social Issues
Monday, 15 July 2013 08:35

Depressed ministers growing concern

Experts say ministers may be especially susceptible to depression but are often hesitant to seek help.

Published in Social Issues
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