Study: Pastors’ concerns for others may harm their own health

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RNS photo courtesy Paul Jeffrey/United Methodist News Service

RNS photo courtesy Paul Jeffrey/United Methodist News Service

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(RNS) Studies of United Methodist pastors found high rates of chronic disease and depression, and researchers worry it can be difficult to convince clergy -- who tend to care for others first -- to seek help. By Chris Lisee.

  • very rev nicholas

    33 years full spead ahead, now down for the final journey. care for the faithfull, feed the lambs, always bare in mind, the healer also needs healing..

  • EPower

    Ministers take on painful content day in and day out. Risking Connection helps them recover be restored be made whole.

  • marcia ann mims coppertino

    This is why it is so important, “coming out of the gate” into pastorhood, to make sure one is surrounded by “capable men” and women who care for the flock as well from the heart down. These people will be on the frontlines to take the bullets and the bad food that come in so many forms to shield the “head man” for the responsibilities under which he or she was called. No man is an island and can never be, so pastoral aides…UNITE!