Mental Health

44% of PCUSA ministers say they aren't trained to handle mental health issues in church: survey

"A PC(USA) minister survey on mental health issues found that 44% of the 4,507 pastors surveyed reported that they 'have not been trained to recognize mental health concerns or how to minister to those individuals and families who face them.'" - C.Post

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Does Poverty Create Psychopathic Behavior? No, But Family Instability Appears To

"Children in poor families tend to have better outcomes than children raised in foster homes, as I noted in a piece for Psychology Today. This is striking because when it comes to important outcomes like graduation rates, drug use, future earnings, and criminal behavior, much of our focus is on economic factors." - IFS

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“Spurgeon understood that depression isn’t always logical and its cause is not always clear.”

Spurgeon: "As well fight with the mist as with this shapeless, undefinable, yet, all-beclouding hopelessness. One affords himself no pity when in this case, because it seems to be unreasonable, and even sinful to be troubled without manifest cause; and yet troubled the man is, even in the very depths of his spirit … [it] needs a heavenly hand to push it back … but nothing short of this will chase away the nightmare of the soul." - C.Today

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Should We Cite Mental Health as a Reason to Lift CoViD Restrictions?

"Some commentators have made the argument that lockdowns are the cause of mental health decline. That is an impossible claim to make because correlation does not imply causation and because 2020 evinces a whole set of possible causes for mental decline." - C.Leaders

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The Empirical Case against “Conversion-Therapy” Bans

"Currently a bill to ban 'conversion therapy' is being considered in the Canadian Senate (Bill C-8), as well as in multiple states in the US. Unfortunately, in most cases there is tremendous ambiguity about which practices and services are being prohibited....Sadly, few politicians have read the primary research, and the prevailing narrative in the mass media is that it is social “justice” to ban conversion therapy." - The Public Discourse

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