Psychological/Mental Issues

Conferences | Oct. 13 2016

Shame isolates, destroys community, psychiatrist says

By Grace Thornton Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Nobody needs a psychiatrist to explain what shame feels like — we all know, said Curt... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Sep. 24 2015

NOBTS professor’s family talks openly about suicide, encourages people to show love, forgiveness in wake of Ashley Madison scandal

The family of Baptist professor and pastor John Gibson is calling his death a suicide connected to the Ashley Madison website hack. By openly... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Apr. 30 2015

Birmingham event focuses on helping church members struggling with mental illness

In the Jan. 8 issue of The Alabama Baptist, a series of articles was featured on the topic of mental illness issues. These articles explained... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Mar. 16 2015

WMU’s Project HELP: PTSD educates church members on how to help others

How would you react if someone in your church went through something traumatic, such as a violent crime or a horrible car accident? What would... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jan. 8 2015

Churches can effectively minister to members by taking proactive steps

Within every church there are people who deal with mental health issues. There are three common ways the Church has traditionally dealt with... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jan. 8 2015

Pastor shares personal experience of dealing with depression

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Hughson, Calif. When I was diagnosed with depression I felt as though I finally understood why I felt alone,”... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jan. 8 2015

Mental illness remains taboo topic for many pastors

One in 4 Americans suffers from some kind of mental illness in any given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Many look... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jan. 8 2015

Tips for those who have family, friends with mental illness

It is important for Christians to be loving and approachable when people seek our counsel. Here are a number of positive things we can do when... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jan. 8 2015

Mental illness real medical condition not failure of willpower, faith or prayer life

Christian speaker and former “700 Club” co-host Sheila Walsh talks openly about her struggle with major depression, frequently sharing... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jan. 8 2015

Education key to helping those with mental illness

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 4 Americans suffers from some kind of mental illness in any given year. One in 17... [READ MORE]