Mental Health

Is Anxiety A Sin?

"...not every negative effect finds its specific cause in a specific sin on the part of the person experiencing it. That is to say, mental health is not a sin issue. And while there may be individual sins that contribute to the relative health or malady of a person, the level of health itself is not ipso facto a moral issue." - Kainos

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From the cushion to the couch: Buddhism’s powerful influence on psychotherapy

"Like Epstein, many counselors feel that mainstream spoken-word therapy and drug-prescribing psychiatry set too low a bar for human development. They also note that the Buddhist emphasis on deconstructing thoughts can lead to ignoring personal feelings and individual needs." - RNS

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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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