Study Finds Unique Positive Mental Health Factors for Clergy

by Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell. Duke Global Health Institute, April 19, 2016 .

This research article reveals factors unique to clergy positive mental health and how these can prevent psychological and physical illnesses.


insight from a study of 936 United Methodist Ministers

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clergy and lay leaders



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  • Discuss ways to promote clergy health and positive ministry environment after reading this article with clergy and lay leaders.
  • Raise awareness about clergy mental health by sharing this article.

About the Contributor

Carole Wills

Carole Wills is a retired church musician and volunteer for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She was a mental health advocate, educator, community organizer, and affiliate leader at the national, state and local levels. Her NAMI FaithNet work focused on equipping faith communities and faith leaders to welcome, support and include people living with serious mental health conditions.

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