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

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

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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
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 12:50

White House holds mental health confab

President Obama called on houses of worship to be part of a national conversation about mental health as a way to help prevent gun violence.

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 09:41

Pastor says Sandy Hook more than politics

Participants in a conference for Newtown-area clergy share advice on how to preach about guns in a congregation with members on both sides of the Second Amendment debate.

Published in Social Issues
Monday, 08 April 2013 10:02

Rick Warren’s son dies

Matthew Warren, 27, son of pastor and author Rick Warren, battled his whole life with mental illness and depression before committing suicide April 5.

Published in People
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 17:35

Rising stress boosts clergy depression

Experts say debt, public opinion and other factors boost chances for depression in clergy.

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