Pastors and depression: “I am glad I did not end my ministry by hastily running away from my problems.”

“ministry leaders are not mental health professionals… typically unsure of how to help people—including ourselves—through dark seasons. Here are four lessons I learned through my experience.” - Lifeway


....but one unfortunate phrase in the article is "Help someone else off a cliff." OK, I know he meant Help someone else back away from the cliff, but I couldn't help smiling a touch and thinking "brother, that's exactly what we shouldn't do, no?"

I've recently met a couple of people who have noticed that many/most churches really don't know what to do with mental illness, which is a huge shame, because so many of the people who visit us do struggle with it, especially those asking for help.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.