Some Evangelical Pastors Working To Change Views Of Mental Illness

The New York Times (11/29, Hoffman, Subscription Publication) reported that some evangelical church leaders are reaching out to congregants suffering from mental illness. It described efforts by some pastors and noted the knowledge gap between secular psychologists and psychiatrists, who often have little training regarding the role of religious beliefs, and “the culture of conservative Christianity,” which tends to view “mental illness…as mental weakness.”

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— “More Pastors Embrace Talk of Mental Ills,” Jan Hoffman, New York Times, November 28, 2014.

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