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Your Pastor Isn’t Immune from Mental Health Issues

By Dennis Bickers | September 13, 2019

The ministry can be lonely. It can become even lonelier when ministers battle emotional and mental illnesses, such as depression. During those times, ministers cannot afford to cut themselves off from those who can help them.

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