While he has spoken on the subject in churches a few times since his daughter, Melissa, ended her own life five years ago, SBC Executive Committee President Frank Page had never talked about suicide at a seminary until Jan. 27 at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Published in Social Issues

Diverse evangelical leaders — including Sam Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice and Lynn Hybels of Willow Creek Church — joined mental health experts and lawyers in protesting the impending execution of a mentally ill man in Texas.

Published in Social Issues

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

For congregations to adopt a different attitude toward mental health, some clergy say they’ll have to be transparent about their own struggles.

Published in Social Issues

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

Published in Theology

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
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 13:59

Churches must face depression

Churches tend to avoid talking about mental-health issues that make people uncomfortable until after a tragedy has occurred.

Published in Commentaries
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 22:38

SBC messengers learn to get along

Richard Land suggests that SBC convention unity resulted from Baptists taking on cultural issues instead of themselves.

Published in Organizations
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 14:34

SBC pastor preaches mental health

Arkansas minister Ronnie Floyd applauds SBC messengers for approving a resolution calling on churches to have compassion for those with mental illness.

Published in People
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