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Researchers found a real disconnect between the pastors’ familiarity with mental illness and how proactively their churches approached the issue. While there was a genuine desire to help those who experience mental illness, there was not a proportionate amount of concrete, supportive action.
There is a lack of training for leaders on how to recognize mental illness.
Few churches have plans to assist families affected by mental illness.
Few churches are staffed with a counselor skilled in mental illness.
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