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Mental Health

More than twice as many pastors struggle with depression compared to the national rate. When churches search for a new pastor, the process can exacerbate and trigger those who are already more prone to depression. […] Read More

Clergy are so busy ministering and offering hope to others, they quickly find themselves isolated and alone. Here are 10 ways your church can ensure the good mental health of your pastor. Make sure you minister to your minister. […] Read More

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. […] Read More

While churches rightly celebrate the birth of a child, they must also make space for those who suffer from postpartum mood disorders to receive support without guilt. Churches must shift how they talk about mental health. […] Read More

As parents of special-needs children, your marriage often takes an emotional beating, but know you’re not alone – even though it feels like it. No matter how loose your grip, hold on and let God do the rest. […] Read More

Parenting a child with mental health struggles is hard. One mother shares her struggle caring for her 20-year-old daughter, and the toll it’s taken on her own mental health. […] Read More

A Baptist minister overcame his struggle with anxiousness by becoming more resilient through mindfulness, making him more mindful of his mental health and of God. […] Read More

April is Autism Awareness Month. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In our house, we don’t need a designated month to make us aware. We live autism and fragile mental health 365 days a year. Out of our three children, one struggles with a variety of mental health issues and one has an autism diagnosis […] Read More

My daughter and I participated recently in a “Sleep Out” event on the grounds of St James’ Church in Piccadilly in London. The event was a fundraiser for my organization, West London Mission, a Methodist nonprofit working to address homelessness in London. It was an uplifting evening – 82 supporters gave up their beds for […] Read More

A pastor may be deeply committed, extraordinarily faithful, highly educated and extremely hard working, but for a pastor to be effective and durable, a pastor must practice healthy self-care. Self-care includes developing and maintaining good physical, spiritual and mental health practices. These three areas of wellness are intertwined and inseparable. Yet, in my own life […] Read More