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  • Mental illness, kids and how churches respond

    by Joy Allmond , posted Thursday, March 08, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Child advocate and mental health consultant Kelly Rosati has spent her fair share of time in psychiatric hospitals. Not for herself, but visiting her kids.

    She and her husband adopted all four of their children out of foster care. Three of them suffer on some level from mental illness, be it depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.

    During a recent parenting conference hosted by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, she and other experts discussed how the church should approach ministering to teens and kids who suffer from mental illness, and serving their families. Read More

  • Mental illness headlines stir pastors to help

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Tuesday, December 09, 2014 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Evangelical leaders are increasingly speaking out about mental health issues. Many have begun to open up about their own bouts with depression or a family member's illness.

    Last month, The New York Times ran a front page story about pastors breaking the longtime silence around mental illness. The Times story led with the account of Southern Baptist pastor Matt Brogli receiving an anonymous phone call from a suicidal man. Read More

  • Mental illness remains taboo topic for pastors

    by Bob Smietana , posted Monday, September 22, 2014 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- One in four Americans has suffered from some kind of mental illness. Many look to their church for spiritual guidance in times of distress. But a new LifeWay study shows they are unlikely to find much help on Sunday mornings. Read More